Since my birthday was last week, I’ve been less than excited being 21 now. I don’t know about you, but growing up isn’t all its cracked up to be. In honor of that, I have for you RU-FI-OOOOooooo, accompanied by my design if I were to be a lost girl in the world of Neverland.
“Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.”
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Done for my illustration class. The original idea was based on the lovely works of Arthur Rackham, specifically his illustrations for Grimm’s fairytales. His detailed and fantastical drawings were so breathtaking I fell in love immediately.
“But I don’t want to go among mad people,“ Alice remarked. "Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the Cat, or you wouldn’t have come here.” ~Lewis Carol, Alice in Wonderland
I’ve always wanted to do something based around the 7 deadly sins, so thats where this piece originally formed. I didn’t want to do an obvious representation of Gluttony so I went a more subtle route. Hence there only being one cupcake, and having the background wallpaper consist of venus flytraps.
Here’s the process for my Scorpio piece. The original image can be found here.
First I sketched and inked the image. Then after a layer of gel medium, I used aging and cracking varnish to create the aged look. Then added some shoe polish to emphasis the cracking. After I scanned it, I made a few more edits in Photoshop, and there you have it!
This is one of my more recent endeavors, drawn in honor the Pirates of the Caribbean. I REALLY want this to be a sticker some day. Just look at that baby Kraken and tell me you don’t want that as a sticker?