Sunday, September 16, 2007

Illustration Friday: Wedding


This illustration was an experiment to see if I could get the ink resist effect digitally. Thanks to Scott E Franson for his tutorial: http://scottefranson.blogspot.com/2007/08/scratchboard-linocut-tutorial.html

What kind of illustration for children incorporates a wedding? Oh I know, "Froggie Went a Courting" I was raised on at least two very different versions of this song. One is much more Disneyfied ( http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/f024.html ) The frog and mouse go to France. The other was the Pete Seeger version where the whole wedding is upset by a snake and a cat. Miss mouse got swallowed on the spot. (I can't find a link for those lyrics. But it is on the Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes album http://www.folkways.si.edu/search/AlbumDetails.aspx?ID=2412#) I'm not sure if my frog and mouse will escape to France or get swallowed--what do you think?

4 comments:

Vhrsti said...

Fabulous. truly!

Julie Hammond said...

I love that song! Lots of action in your illo. Great job!

v a l e r i a said...

I like the technicke you utilized! you'll have to take care who you invite to your wedding!

steve said...

He he--I'm not too familiar with the song, but I love your illo. You did a fine job capturing the textures of the tree here!