“The princess was lying in bed, but she was wide awake and she was looking out the window at the moon shining in the sky. Shining in her hand was the moon the court jester had got for her…” — James Thurber
Last week, the Illustration Friday subject was “Moon”. That was ironic because I’m working on a book about the moon. I spent all last weekend drawing moons, but I couldn’t post any of those illustrations! I’ve been wanting to do some illustrations for James Thurber’s “Many Moons” for a while now so I figured I play with that. I’m continuing to experiment with illustrating in all Flash. I wanted to post this for last week’s Illustration Friday but the time got away with me, so I’m hoping that it still works for “Missing” and I’m not cheating too badly!
The moon is not missing from the sky because it is hanging around Lenore’s neck. The sky has simply grown another moon.
8/9/2007 @ 12:34 pm
This is a lovely piece – two topics in one illustration is a great way to go! Works great for both. I really like the colors and your rendering – nicely done!
9/9/2007 @ 11:20 pm
One of my favorite all time books. “But I want the moon. If I can have the moon I will get well again.” I love it but where is the court jester?