If I had more (free) time I would have loved to do an illustration for each of Neil Gaiman’s ‘A Calendar of Tales’. I imagined them as a vignette at the start of each story. In the end I only had the time to tackle two of the stories - March and October because they both seemed to me to be about dramatically different possibilities and finding contentment.
Watercolor and micron pen on 300gsm paper, finished in Photoshop
My submission for Neil Gaiman’s A Calendar of Tales: October Tale. Trying to capture the initial conversation that leads to a deeper relationship. Great fun to do, and the feeling of October itself permeating the whole thing. Kind of cold and crisp and altogether fun.
My submission for Neil Gaiman’s Keep Moving Blackberry Project.
October’s Tale had one phrase that was repeated. When the Djinn asked what the woman wanted, she kept replying:
“It’s okay. I’m good.”
Originally I was going to do a typographic piece instead of the people, but just couldn’t seem to illustrate the words without adding in the final scene of the story.
I kind of wish I had taken the words out of the illustration. I had originally planned to work on it more tomorrow and hand write the words so they fit with the illustration, but unfortunately I found out too late that I have work tomorrow. As it is, I’m going to be dead tired because I’ve stayed up too late inking the lines. Ah well, at least the major part of the illustration is done.
Perhaps I can submit another file of just the ink without the words?