Away In The Woods...

In a couple of weeks the Bear and Bird gallery is hosting a show based on Brothers Grimm. I can't tell you how excited I was to be in the show! It was also a great excuse to reread the stories. The storytelling really is amazing! I especially liked seeing the differences and similarities with modern storytelling. Even back then it was all about characters and choices. If you haven't read any of the stories in a while I would highly recommend it!

The Wren and the Bear
Ink and Watercolor

My approach for most of the artwork I did was to make you wonder what happened to get the characters in the situation or wonder what is going to happen next. Hopefully those questions inspire you to pick up a book and read the stories again.

Watch Out Death Dude!
Ink and Watercolor

Watch Out Death Dude! is from the story The Messengers of Death. It's a piece that is a bit of a tangent from the rest of the story but I loved the visuals of how the story opens. Even if you just go back and read the first couple of paragraphs I think it's totally worth it!

Brother and Sister
Ink and Watercolor

Brother and Sister was a lot of fun to do and I tried to put a few subtleties in with this piece. One of the things I wanted to hint at was the brother keeping watch for his sister just to play against their relationship at the end of the story. I also thought it would be fun to get a deer somewhere in this piece to foreshadow things to come.

I'll post some more pieces when it gets closer to the opening. Stay tuned!

Edward Scissorhands show this weekend!

Seb Mesnard has set up a really cool blog to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Edward Scissorhands. Tons of really talented and inspiring artists have submitted artwork, I was very flattered he asked me to join the mix. Here's a link in case you haven't seen it yet: click here for the Scissorhands blog.

Now Nucleus Gallery is hosting a show of the original artwork from that blog this weekend! Here's the piece I did:

Ink and Watercolor
3.5" x 5.5"

And even more cool news! I just found out my piece is gonna be the original artwork raffle prize! Here's a link to their blog for more details: click here for the Nucleus blog.

Hope to see you there!