lundi 28 juin 2010
THis is the second drawing for the book Yvonne wrote...
Until then, I think it has kind of moved people,and I hope it will keep doing so...
I post with this drawing the song, which has a very strong message...
a traditional Irish folk song
She looked out of the window, as white as any milk
And he looked in at the window as black as any silk.
"Hello, hello, hello, hello
you coal black smith.
You have done me no harm,
but ye ne’er shall have me maidenhead
that I have kept so long;
I'd rather die a maid-" ah but then she said
"-and be buried all in me grave
than to have such a nasty, husky, dusky, fusky, musky
coal black smith.
A maiden I will die!"
She became a duck, a duck all on the stream,
and he became a water dog and fetchèd her back again.
She became a star, a star all in the night,
and he became a thunder cloud and muffled her out of sight.
She became a rose, a rose all in the wood,
and he became a bumble bee and kissèd her where she stood.
She became a nun, a nun all dressed in white,
and he became a canting priest and prayed for her by night.
She became a trout, a trout all in the brook,
and he became a feathered fly and catchèd her with his hook.
She became a corpse, a corpse all in the ground,
and he became the cold clay and smothered her all around.
jeudi 24 juin 2010
it has been quite a long time since I last posted something...I've been quite busy with my new work, and mostly a few days formation for work...
plus i have extra homework for my dayjob...
Actually, i'm working on illustrating a book about love; This is a book Yvonne wrote, and this is a huge project, and I'm very glad that she entrusts me to the point to push the publishers to hire me for illustrating her book...
I have to acknowledge that it is kind of hard for me to draw about this subject.
Mostly as she picked up some parts to illustrate, which are very similar to some moments of my life. I'm kind of scared not to be able to show what she wants me to show, or maybe to be able to show it...
anyway, here is the first illustration, about the little mermaid...
The Hand Christian Andersen 's tale is about how we educate young girls to change themselves to be with a man, and about the loss of their trueself...
To be near her Prince, the little mermaid has to pay a very hard price, she loses her tail, and also her voice...and she also has to endure a physical pain each time she steps on the floor...
I choose to illustrate the part where the mermaid is swimming to the Sea witch's place, to give up on herself...this is a very creepy scene, and pretty violent to me, and reading it at 27, I find it still very scary....the pressure is so intense...
so here is the drawing, i still don't know if I like it or not, but I kind of like the gloomy impress it creates...I'm just very disappointed by the mermaid's face, but i cannor get rid of Ariel's face...damnit! lol
mardi 1 juin 2010
It has been quite a while since I last posted something...
I've been quite busy, with my new job as a cooking demonstrator/seller. I have many homework to do, to become competent very quickly...
well, today homework is fun, I have to try a yogurt machine from Cuisinart, I tried to make soy/tchai/muscovado sugar yogurts...I have just 7 hours left to wait...lol
Anyway, I am also working on a book with a friend, Yvonne, hope we will get published!!!!
now, I will stop talking....here are some drawings...
have a great day, Liz