Endpapers for A Book of Nonsense.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Illustrations for Edward Lear's Limericks from A Book of Nonsense.
"There was a Young Lady whose bonnet,
Came untied when the birds sate upon it;
But she said, "I don't care!
All the birds in the air
Are welcome to sit on my bonnet!"
"There was a Young Lady whose nose,
Was so long that it reached to her toes;
So she hired an Old Lady,
Whose conduct was steady,
To carry that wonderful nose."
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Artmarket is an arts sale at MICA on December 10-13th, 10am to 6pm in the Brown Center (the one that looks like an iceberg). Students and faculty sell fine art, crafts, jewelry, knitwear, books, clothing, prints, etc. I will have items at both the Knitting Club booth (fun hats) and the Illustration booth. (Hence the illustration of someone clad in various knitwear).
Monday, November 17, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
For the first semester of thesis I am illustrating four of Edward Lear's Limericks from The Book of Nonsense. Here are the first two.
There was an Old Man with a beard
Who said, "It is just as I feared!-
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!"
There was an Old Person whose habits,
Induced him to feed upon Rabbits;
When he'd eaten eighteen,
He turned perfectly green,
Upon which he relinquished those habits.
Friday, May 9, 2008
The six images that follow were done for my Illustrated Book class. The pop-ups were engineered and illustrated by myself and accompany Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky poem. I started with sketches and then made a dummy book with mock-up pop-ups to size. I then disassembled the pop-ups and traced their components, which I painted in gouache. The paintings were scanned and printed out (double-sided prints), cut out, and reassembled . The product is what you see below.
Jabberwocky pop-up for: "One two! One two! and through and through his vorpal blade went snicker-snack."
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Friday, May 2, 2008
Baba Yaga Illustration
Text on image: As Masha stepped up to the door, who should open it but the witch, Baba Yaga. “Hello little girl, did you get lost in the woods? Come in, let Grandmother take care of you.” Before Masha could run away Baba Yaga had grabbed her arm in a claw-like grip and pulled her inside. Baba Yaga locked her in a small room, cackling through the keyhole, “You stay there, my duck, while I go and ready the oven.”
Baga Yaga Illustration
The character is made from wire, painted sculpy, fabric, and ribbon. The hands and head can be removed from the wire armature and replaced with different ones so that the emotions can be changed. The background is velvet, fabric, canvas, paper, and cardboard. The rocks are felt and polyfil.
Text on image: "But one summer day a teasing breeze snatched Masha's hair ribbon and bore it into the woods. Masha ran after it and the breeze drew her further and further into the forest until she was lost."