Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Celebrate All Things Halloweeny


From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!
~Scottish Saying

I just had to share the comment from my last blog. This Skeleton illustration is similar to the Pumpkin picture from yesterday. I'm in love with the process - mixed media - and graphically is works - but it does not work as a "Children's Book Illustration".
Once again, I am decorative - nothing wrong with decorative if you are trying to get into the greeting card business. Paul was right on the money - where are the children? where is the story? what can they relate to?

Paul Kasmir said...



Works as a presentation but not as an illustration, does that make sense?
It has a quality to it that you would see on the end papers of a childrens book that would be decorative but for it to be more illustrative have a child carrying that pumpkin with maybe 2 or 3 bats flying over her as she is walking in the moonlight or with a glowing pumpkin.
Does that help some?
Sincerely
Paul



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