Over the month of October (and likely in to November) in whatever free time I can gather, I'm going to be working through the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice in Wonderland.
12 chapter illustrations + prologue and epilogue illustrations.
I'm looking forward to it -- every project I work through I enjoy in a different way. With Walters I enjoyed the challenge of working in a graphic novel format but I found I missed putting everything into individual pieces rather than spreading the effort over panels and pages. Grimm and Other Folk Tales fulfilled that. And while never hectic, Grimm certainly was solid work, no breaks so next I wanted a slow burning project, one that would take it's time and grow. The result was Terrible Yellow Eyes. And now with Alice, I'm excited to be making individual pieces again. (And of course, after Alice it's on to Flight 7.)
In a way, I'm looking at this little Alice project as preliminary work. I'm going to be making 11" x 14" drawings, finished, complete drawings like this troll one. I hope to find the time in the spring to turn these drawings into large oil paintings. That's the idea, we'll see about it.
Of course, I'll be posting the development and progress over the coming weeks.