This weeks Colour Collective was Blue Bell. Decided to explore one of my favorite childhood stories of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” I still remember in kindergarten we had our big school play. One of the stories was the 3BGG. I really wanted to be one of the goats. I did so well in the auditions, I got the lead roll in another play as the Gingerbread Boy. Still to this day, I remember how much I wanted to be a goat lol
Here are the first 8 characters in a lineup for Animal Alphabets Fairy Tale Edition: A for Alice, B for Big Bad Wolf, C for Cowardly Lion, D for Dwarf Long Nose, E for Elves and Shoemaker, F for Frog Prince, G for Golden Goose, and H for Humpty Dumpty.
This weeks illustration was based off Richard Peck’s book “This Ghost Belonged to Me”. It was also made into a movie by Disney in the 70’s called, “Child of Glass”. In this story moment, the boy named Alexander is talking to the Creole ghost girl Inez. She’s telling him that he must solve the riddle about the Child of Glass before Halloween. If he doesn’t she’ll be cursed to haunt him for the rest of his life.
This weeks Colour Collective color was Pale Geranium Lake Red. So I decided to use an old character design of Little Red Riding Hood from a past “Shape of the Week”. Here shes being stopped by the Wolf while on her journey to her Grandmother’s house.
This weeks Colour Collective color was dandelion yellow. I decided to go back to the OZ theme, so I had to use it for the yellow brick road. Who knows if future colors will bring me back to exploring Dorothy and Toto in OZ.
Here is a fan illustration of my favorite Dr. Seuss book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Its pretty much a warning to never expect your life to go as you plan, cause it usually doesnt. And that your adventure will always be different from others.
Two of my agents at the Bright Group asked me to participate in designing a cover from a list of stories. Luckily “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame was on it. I’ve always loved the book as a kid, and I’m now currently re reading it for my portfolio. I’d love to one day get a chance to illustrate the entire book. Maybe one day.