Tune of Darkness

Tune of Darkness
an Art Collection on Darkness Aesthetics

Editor: gaatii
Spec.: 225mm×300mm, 176pp, hardcover
Release date: 2021
Language: Simplified Chinese

Handling rights: all exclude Simplified Chinese.
All rights available.


Whether realistic or abstract artworks, line, as the most fundamental element in the painting, has the power to simply and directly express one’s feelings and emotions. In Line Drawing In Dark Stories, we will gather talented artists from all over the world together to showcase their awesome and impressive dark illustrations, hoping to let more and more people catch on to the charm of the dark art and, find out those stunning forgotten masterpieces.


chapter one: queer · fantasy
Many artists draw inspiration from religious stories, myths, and legends, and through perception and interpretation, distill those utopian words about supernatural power and other worlds into intuitive artistic expressions that provide readers with a vivid visual experience.

chapter two: cruel · evil
Artists are keen to incorporate evil and enchanting style materials into their paintings, resulting in visual symbols that combine beauty and evil in an attempt to lead the viewer into a contemplative space.

chapter three: weird · absurd
Hieronymus Bosch, a Dutch painter, is regarded as an important enlightener of surrealism in the twentieth century, as well as the muse of inspiration for many contemporary dark surreal artists.

chapter four: fear · skull
Skull is the most intriguing but misunderstood symbol. It appears to be a morbid obsession with death, even the Grim Reaper, but it actually has a positive meaning and connotation, an artistic and symbolic way of irony to remind the world to live life to the fullest.

Author’s Bio
gaatii was established in 2017, based in Guangzhou, China.
We focus on content production in the three areas of design, art, and science, and we are committed to providing readers with high-quality original knowledge through multiple forms.
We believe that the text and design of a good book should be natural, the content is simple, the information is sufficient and full of surprises.
We pursue the artistry and readability of graphics, while focusing on the combination of design function and art, and use it as a goal to create the expression of each product.