Ok, honestly, this was the week I was most looking forward to in Lilla's course and the dream area I would most love to eventually become part of and one of the main reasons why I signed up for the course. At the beginning of the week, we were asked to draw snails, snails and more snails. It was an interesting subject and I could see why she chose it in that you don't have to deal with hands or arms or legs... a real bonus. This made it easier in a short time frame, to concentrate on developing a character. We were then asked to develop some hand lettering with the title, "The Snail and the Rose Tree." Turns out, this is actually a lesser known Hans Christian Andersen tale and like many fairy tales, is actually quite dark. Naturally, I had been working on cheery little snails that somehow now seemed kinda inappropriate.
|meet Leroy!! I still would like to do a story about him someday ;)|
I must say, the work coming out of this class is absolutely amazing and humbling. If you have a moment check out the flickr group and be prepared to be wowed by the submissions! Take a look at my flickr favorites... it's worth a peek to see the incredible variety of wonderful work! http://www.flickr.com/photos/71597294@N00/favorites/