My submission for #DecTale by Neil Gaiman ( @Neilhimself  ) 4 #KeepMoving is a bit of a Departure from the others I’ve done.

The story is about a woman meeting her younger self. For some reason I got it into my head to do it with Paper Dolls. I finished the dolls and though maybe I’ll make a Backdrop or a Diorama for it. Nope. I ran out of my house and found that really sketchy looking abandoned house around the corner got as close to the ground as I could (yes of course people stared) and snapped this pic with my iPhone.

The real trick was keeping them from blowing away in the wind.

Pen + Ink w/ Watercolor on Cardstock Photographed w/ iPhone

My submission for Neil Gaiman’s Calendar of Tales. I’m not happy with this at all, but then you work 40-45h/week, get sick, forget that you’re absolute rubbish with water colours… the common excuses.

I chose December tale, featuring a young homeless woman who meets her future self. Did quite a lot of changes, given that this probably took place in a world closer to ours, but then, it didn’t say so explicitly. I wanted a bit more symbolism, showing the fighter’s nature of the young girl, and that even at 18 (or 20, 30, 40, 50, 80, 200…) years old you’re not too young to grow further. Literally.

There are no excuses for the grumpy sea horse though.