Thursday, June 21, 2007

Off to see the Wizard, and then some....

Okay, so today I scanned in some drawings and uploaded them to my photobucket account. Which means I can share them here.

Consider yourselves lucky I feel like sharing.

By the way, you can click the pictures for a larger view, in case you wish to enjoy them at a larger size.

Let's start off with Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz series of books. Well, Dorothy as I imagine her at 18-ish, as I haven't figured out how to draw children yet.

Then we'll move on to my version of the Scarecrow. I just love the idea of his mouth being a tear in the bag that makes up his head. I know the book says his mouth is painted on, but consider it artistic license.

Moving on to the Tin Woodman. When I colored him, I decided that his hat didn't necessarily have to be made of tin. I think I may like it more if it were the same color as the rest of his body, but I still like it.

Now let's look at the Cowardly Lion. This drawing draws(heh) more from the movie version than the book, but that's because I didn't have any photo reference of lions when I drew this. Oh well. Maybe next time.

Mostly unrelated, here is my drawing of the Frog Prince. Of course, later on in the Oz books, he introduces a character that is a human-sized frog. But I didn't remember that until tonight, so there's really no relation here. I just made up the relation. I can do that. I'm the artist.

I hope you enjoyed the art(?) viewing.


julie said...

I'm impressed! I especially enjoy your drawing of the tin man. And I like that his hat is a different color - it makes it seem as if...I don't know how to put if...he's not just tin. Does that make sense? Hmm. I know there's a better way to say it, but I'm not going to worry about it. :)

Thanks for sharing!

Miggie said...

Don't go into shock! I am actually writing a comment on your blogspot. I loved your Wizard of OZ drawings. They need to be in a book along with the story. They are awesome and so are you. Love you, Mom

julie said...

I'm jealous that your mom posted on your blog. I've been trying to get my mom to read my blog for two years.