|Sketch: Goldilocks & the Three Bears - Sandi VanWinkle|
Goldi confronts the Bears, explaining her views on the comfortable bed
|Sketch: Three Little Pigs - Sandi VanWinkle|
The Pigs begin their gathering and building in an effort to fend off the Big Bad Wolf
|Sketch: Red Riding Hood - Sandi VanWinkle|
Red timidly begins her trek through the dark woods in order to deliver tasty goods to Granny
|Sketch: Goldilocks & Bears - Sandi VanWinkle|
Closer view of Goldi, Mama, and Baby (angry baby)
|Three Billy Goats Gruff Sketch - Sandi VanWinkle|
Ogre yelling at Billy on the bridge. One of my favorites as a child
Yesterday I finally had the time to sit and sketch. It feels so good to be back at the drawing board. These are a few of the concepts for paintings for my granddaughter's room. As I worked, I found that I wanted to paint them all. There is not enough wall space to do this, so, I think I will do a book for her with all the characters from Grimm to Celtic Faeries.
On my easel right now is my version of Puss in Boots, which I will share with you later. I don't have a good photo yet and it's too big to scan. Most of the tales above will be on 12"x12" canvases. I worked on two pencil versions of Red last night. I have now decided to paint her on an 18"x24" canvas with the forest looming and darkly creepy all around her. Maybe the silhouette of a wolf hidden amongst the understory of the forest. If I can channel the detail and atmospheric quality of a Daniel Ridgway Knight painting and the delicious darkness of Arthur Rackham's watercolors, I may be able to pull off what I'm attempting.
|Cutting Roses - Daniel Ridgway Knight|
|Red Riding Hood - Arthur Rackham|
More later as I progress through these works. I'm also working on a comic book with a teaching colleague for release late summer. I'll share bits of that project later also.