Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood is an example of a story that came out totally different than I had originally intended it to. One of the cool things about doing these illustrations, and coming up with story concepts is that you really get to delve into the core of each character and see the possibilities of their motivation and personality.

The subversive nature of Fairy Tales is something that I've always been drawn to. What better way to highlight the good and evil in human nature than a story for children? In 2013, I decided to do something a little more ambitious...perhaps too ambitious. While I'd still be making a calendar featuring the characters from Life With Girls dressed as characters from fairy tales, and calling it my "poor man's portfolio, it was a way that I could offer 12 high quality illustrations for a very reasonable price. I also approached several friends who are writers to retell each of those stories, so that I could collect them in a book with concept drawings, title designs, and more traditional fairy tale illustrations included as well.

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