Reviews - What do customers think about Stone Tears (Favole)?
The art of gothic Jun 4, 2008
I bought this book impressed by the gorgeous drawings. But after reading it I found that the story was somewhat empty and well known, a mere excuse for each drawing. So, as an art book is great and stunningly beautiful, as for the story ... I'll keep looking at the illustrations and forget about it.
beautiful Feb 14, 2008
this book is wonderfully written and illustrated. the only downer with it, is how short it is. the book in length took a little less then ten minutes to read. but the art was amazing.
Gorgeous, drool-worthy gothic! Jan 22, 2008
Ignore the first one-star comment, that should've been left as negative feedback for the re-seller of the book, NOT for the product and artist of it. (I've reported it to be removed).
Onto the book: GORGEOUS, drool-worthy stuff! If you like Anne Rice, vampires, goth-art, even renn-art, you will LOVE it. They are very inspirational to writing stories and poetry to them.
These would make great coffee table books for the dark-art lover, too.
A great artist with potential to be greater. Jan 18, 2008
About the book: Victoria is a very good artist (I do not vouch for her writing skills yet). The only flaw in her art is the lack of proper perspective, but when lost in the contemplation of it, you just forget about it. She could improve both perspective and architectural painting, but considering that she's only 25, she has good time to solve those little flaws.
However, and despite those flaws (which are hard to notice unless you are a freak like me and pay great attention to every little detail), her art is amazing... Her women and characters take hold of the image and the backgrounds blur after them. The skins, hair and clothes are amazing, the general overall feeling impressive. It's a weird kind of gothic... It's melancholic, but not desperate. It's lonely, but not horribly so... It's sad and beautiful at the same time.
I have reported the first review of this book as inappropriate: if the book arrived damp and spoiled, it is not the book's or Victoria's fault. It would be like labelling a job dangerous because you sprained your ankle on your way to it. Besides, to all customers: if one of this site products arrives in bad state, you can send it back and they send you another one, with absolutely no trouble. Accidents happen, and if you are lazy enough not to send back spoiled merchandise, you can't blame the author or the editorial.
This book by Victoria has gotten an one star rating only because the delivery service failed, and the book was broken. It is grossly unfair to the artist and to the editorial, who have created a good product. You don't rate Coca-cola as crappy when a bottle arrives broken: you just return it and demand a replacement.
But back to Victoria: her women are beautiful, melancholic, somewhat scary too... Her backgrounds could improve, but they don't really matter, since they are there just to add to the feeling, and not to take your attention from the characters, which are the real protagonists.
I do not like dark art, I don't like horror movies or things creepy, and the sight of blood in a drawing creeps me off. Still, I love Victoria's art. And that's the highest compliment I can pay her.
Eye catching! Jan 14, 2008
I love Victoria's work. If you like vampires, you will too. It is full of beautifully done art work that has a dark side. I can look at the book over and over again and see things I didn't notice before. Such fine detail!