Thursday, June 25, 2009

Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhyme-Snow White

Well, this was very challenging. I'm not really sure if I got this right or not. It started out as a spread (I think) and ended up looking more like a cover. Oh well...
I tried to make the Queen not just intimidating, but also slightly babelicious.
I hope I succeeded in my interpretation.
This is the part I chose to illustrate:

Then suddenly, one awful day,
She heard the Magic Mirror say,
'From now on, Queen, you're Number Two.
Snow-White is prettier than you!'
The Queen went absolutely wild.
She yelled, 'I'm going to scrag that child!
'I'll cook her flaming goose! I'll skin'er!
'I'll have her rotten guts for dinner!'
She called the Huntsman to her study.
She shouted at him, 'Listen buddy!'
'You drag that filthy girl outside,
'and see that you take her for a ride!
'Thereafter slit her ribs apart
'And bring me back her bleeding heart!'

Have a great day, all.

Delores Duckington-Merifeather

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes

I have to say, this was fun! I loved every minute of doing this post. I chose
to do a cover a of book instead of a spread, but I had so much fun
that I think I may do a spread too. This is the verse that I illustrated:
Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes
He wrote to every magazine
And said, 'I'm looking for a Queen.'
at least then thousand girls replied
And begged to be the royal bride.
The kind said with a shifty smile,
'I'd like to give each one a trial.'
However, in the end he chose
A lady called Miss Maclahose,
Who brought along a curious toy
That seemed to give her endless joy-
This was a mirror framed in brass,

Hello, I'm Delores

Hello everyone, My name is Delores Duckington-Merifeather, and I am the etiquette and style reporter for the Lakeshore Daily Gazette.

I've just moved to Wibbly Wobbly Woods and I am very excited to be here. The "Woods" is truly a beautiful place with a lot of interesting characters and I can't wait to meet you all personally, especially the very dapper Mr. Walter E. Dent.

So fellow Wobblians, if you happen to see me walking through the "Woods" with my photographer, please don't be alarmed. I promise to get your permission first before featuring you in my column. Oh, and before I forget, I would like to thank the lovely Lady Good Nectar for preparing such a lovely and beautifully quaint environment for us to reside in.

Hope to see you all soon. Tah tah!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Looking for Advice

I've been doing some doodling for our next project but I could use some advice about this character, the queen. Something just doesn't feel right about it. The eyes and the mouth don't seem to fit the face very well and after I finished this doodle I realized that she looks an awful lot like Disney's queen of hearts, this was unintentional...I was hoping for something a little more original. I'm thinking about tossing out this doodle and starting over but I was wondering if it might be salvageable. Any ideas?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Raining Cats on Dogs

Dr. Longbody is sick of the weather and is looking forward to the hot summers without rain cats. Thank goodness for seasonal changes in the Wibbly Wobbly Woods!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Scribble's House

Hi Wobblians, I know it's taken forever for me to post, but tada!!! This is me, Scribbles, with my wings carefully tucked behind me. If someone manages to touch my wings, than I must write them one story, poem, or joke. So, I have to be sneaky, sneaky, and keep my wings carefully hidden.
My house is a broom that got left behind long ago. I asked Lady Good Nectar to help me move it into this cozy nook in the wood, surrounded by wild flowers, and tall gentle trees. My door is always opened for a visit, and I'll brew you the best cup of tea in all the Wood.
In my house are all sorts of lovely books as well. So if your ever in the mood for a good story, please stop by my stoop. It's lovely to meet all of you!

Wibbly Gazette #2 (Prompt)

Hi Fellow Wobblians-

I'm sorry it took so long to get this next prompt out, but here it is. This month, since many of you have expressed that you're part of this blog to put pieces together for your illustration portfolio, Lady Good Nectar and I decided it would be fun to stretch your minds a bit with the help of Roald Dahl.

We're going to be working from one of Roald Dahl's Revolting Ryhmes, Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs. (click here for the full rhyme)

Possible Options:
1) Creating a book cover for this rhyme
2) Character designs, really stretch your imagination and get to know any of the characters in the rhyme, show various facial expressions, and/or poses. The point is to be able to illustrate your character consistently, in various ways.
3) Try creating a double-page spread from a section of this rhyme using the character that you've created from 2). Keep in mind that you should save space for a 'text box' though you don't actually have to put text in the space. Sometimes it's better not to, so that you can really see if your illustration can stand on it's own w/out text.

If you have any questions, just email us. Again, you're not limited to just drawing and painting your posts, you can also craft, sculpt, collage, interpretive dance, animate whatever your post to be.

Happy Creating!
Lady Good Nectar & Scribbles

Sunday, June 7, 2009


I just thought I'd give everyone in the woods a heads up...I met this fellow last night. He'd wandered into our woods, craving honey. At first I was very wary of him...He's big, and has these really scary claws. He was so distracted, he didn't see me at first. His name is Chester, and he's just passing through. I hope you don't mind, but he was so well mannered, I told him he was welcome to the honey in our woods. It seemed the polite thing to do.

Sir Dante