I will be developing the theme of "magical animals" that I have so far, but will move away from the cute to follow the fantastic instead. I will be looking to take more inspiration from folk and fairytales, with my own twists on them, of course. It feels right and we'll see where it goes. The last drawing I did (see below) made me long to return to these roots. An art teacher in college told me that I always had my head in the clouds. He was right, but that's not a bad thing. It's just who I am.
I've started work on my own version of the Goose Girl, the Grimm fairytale. It's another dark story, but the elements are fantastic: a talking severed head of a horse, a princess cast down who now tends to the geese, but of course, she can command the wind. Where artists of the past, see below, have looked to the scene of magic, like Arthur Rackham (one of my very favorites, seen below), I will look to the end of the tale, to happiness.
|Arthur Rackham, The Goose Girl.|