Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I fail to see a good ending to this unusual and uncomfortable situation!!
This Illustration Friday topic was a little challenging for me. I sketched and sketched and sketched some more... but was never happy with anything.
After ransacking my old portfolio, I came across the picture of the little frog boy, which I had drawn nine years ago. I had never given him a background to tell his story and that always bothered me. I knew that his expression told of a very grave situation which would be the perfect thing for the topic of 'Fail', and I was more than willing to be inspired to complete this painting. The ominous forest and the foul looking witch with her bubbling cauldron was just what the little frog boy illustration needed.
It took me a few tries until I was happy, but here is completed picture. This illustration is made with colored pencil on acrylic painted vintage text and sheet music collaged onto bristol board. It measures 11 x 14.