Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
And the crow led little Gerda to the back door, which stood ajar (whoops).
More from The Snow Queen's--
-Bustling back entrance.
Obligatory bird standing by--aid to my suspicion that crows are the ancestral chroniclers of all things Faery. Seriously. Take a flip through ten children's books. I'm willing to bet that in seven you'll find a crow skirting the verge in some illustration. Blinking at the audience. Documenting quietly into the underbellies of leaves. I'll stand by those numbers.
And sometimes bees.Though this particular crow is serving multiple purposes. In multiple skits. There's a pointy-chinned king in there. A pauper dressed as a prince. A goosegirl. Two arguing nuns. A tailor with a wagonload of invisible thread. And what looks to be a geisha buying (or is it selling?) lamps. A little gratuitous perhaps, but why not use one bird to kill, well...a couple of stories?
Monday, May 21, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
--From Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow QueenI was lost for ideas and thought to seek stimulus from the personal favorite of a personal favorite. I'd never read The Snow Queen. It's fantastic--despite my fears that approaching it with agendum would wither its effects. Seems I work well through second-hand inspiration.
That being said, I'll hold off my ramblings on The Differences Between Art and Illustration for another day.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Needing a refresh in materials.
There are only so many times you can cut your india ink before it starts to lose its grip.