Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Cover

Alice “cover” FINISHED! (I was going for a more story-book look with this one.)

Now for my favorite part which inspired the drawing:

“`But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ Alice remarked.

`Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the Cat: `we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.’

`How do you know I’m mad?’ said Alice.

`You must be,’ said the Cat, `or you wouldn’t have come here.’”

-Lewis Carroll - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 6: “Pig and Pepper”

Monday, September 5, 2011

Moby Dick cover

“We then turned over the book together, and I endeavored to explain to him the purpose of the printing, and the meaning of the few pictures that were in it. Thus I soon engaged his interest; and from that we went to jabbering the best we could about the various outer sights to be seen in this famous town. Soon I proposed a social smoke; and, producing his pouch and tomahawk, he quietly offered me a puff. And then we sat exchanging puffs from that wild pipe of his, and keeping it regularly passing between us. If there yet lurked any ice of indifference towards me in the Pagan’s breast, this pleasant, genial smoke we had, soon thawed it out, and left us cronies.”

Herman Melville - Moby Dick, chapter 10: “A Bosom Friend”

finished piece for my Library's Benefit Auction that is to take place on the 10th! Woo!