Sunday, June 7, 2009
Tom Thumb Dummy
A poor woodman sat in his cottage one night, smoking his pipe by the fireside while his wife sat by his side spinning. 'How lonely it is, wife,' said he, as he puffed out a long curl of smoke, 'for you and me to sit here by ourselves, without any children to play about and amuse us while other people seem so happy and merry with their children!'
'What you say is true,' said the wife, sighing, and turing round her wheel; 'how happy should I be if I had but one child! If it were ever so small - nay, if it were no bigger than my thumb - I should be very happy, and love it dearly.'
My previous post was the precursor for this one, which, is the first page for my book dummy (Tom Thumb, Grimms). I figure I get stuck on inspiration sometimes and I should have a dummy in the portfolio, so go for it! Above is the accompanying text (not placed, but should be above the characters - I would have added a framed box for that, but I don't know whether the artist or publisher works that out). As with all my stuff, its acrylic meant to look oily. The lighting was again tricky because I was going for firelight dancing on the characters' faces. What do you guys see? After the photography and upload, some of my lines read sloppy, but aren't as noticeable on the original painting.
Posted by pete at 10:09 PM