Monday, October 13, 2014
A Painting a Day - Day 43
Illustrating for stories has had a special appeal to me since I was in high school. In sophomore English we studied the Odyssey, I drew portraits of the major female characters as well as the main Greek goddesses who lived on Olympus. Drawing pictures for a story helps to make the story feel closer. I think children love illustrated stories because of that. Pictures invite them into a book. Words make the pictures happen. Words in well told stories are like an elegant drawing with a satisfying composition. Illustrations are like color added to the drawing, enriching and enlivening it.
This illustration is my offering for day 43. It is available for sale for $43. If you would like to purchase it please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first person I hear from can buy it. It is 8 x 10 and ready for a frame. I think it would look lovely in a child's room or any room for that matter!
Thanks so much for coming to see my art today. Hope you can come by again tomorrow for a new painting!