February 11th, 2011
I’ve traditionally not updated my ‘News’ very often. In the effort to engage more of my fellow web surfers and for some self satisfaction…I’m going to attempt to post here more frequently. We’re not going to call it a blog or anything crazy like that, especially since I’m still learning about widgets, posting, tagging, meta-tagging and a lot of other computer jargon that is way over my head.
So, you might have also noticed I’m diving into illustration. It’s hopefully a way for my nondescript and un-categorical paintings to exist without the pressure of hanging over someone’s living room couch. The tricky part of illustration is that it has developed beyond my traditional paint, brush, pen and ink. Is there room and appeal in the publishing world for traditional illustration? I’m just beginning my journey so I don’t rightly know but stay tuned and if/when things progress you’ll find out as I do.
This little guy was inspired by Lewis Carroll’s The Walrus and the Carpenter found in Through the Looking Glass published in 1871. Haven’t read the book so to be honest, Walt Disney introduced this tale to my generation via Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. A haunting movie for me as a child, turned source of much inspiration and limitless imagination from which I expect to illustrate more in the future. One Mad Tea Party coming right up?
So…bear with me as I venture down the rabbit hole.
Quick question: What’s your favorite piece of children’s literature, old or new that you’d like to see a illustrated a-new?