Sunday, February 28, 2010

Before and After (Forrest Painting)

So here is the finished product. I spent a few hours yesterday finishing my strange little ode to Red Riding Hood. I used watercolor and markers in the piece. I really like the way that it turned out. If you read this and feel like commenting....well I'd simply love to hear from you!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Winsor McCay in Action

This is an amazing example of Winsor McCay's animation skills. Such a steady hand and exquisite line quality!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Winsor Mccay's Little Nemo

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

So here is my newest piece in progress. I'm very fascinated with old archetypes like the fairytale "forest" and cautionary tales. So I guess this is a step in that direction.

I've been reading this book "Why Fairy Tales Stick" by Jack Zipes. It's really fascinating. It's amazing to think about the fact that many cultures have so many similar stories that have been around for hundreds of years. Even a story like "Little Red Riding Hood" has roots in Greek mythology.

Zipes says: "since the human species (was) similar throughout the world, humans responded to their environment in similar ways, giving rise to identical tales that varied only according to the customs they developed."

I guess we have a need to interpret things that happen to us.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I love Art Nouveau design. I'm starting to use these designs that I have from a book. I'd like to incorporate them into some of my cards. We'll see what happens!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Etsy Shop

Here are some of my cards that are featured in my Etsy Shop: SunnieBee Art.