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,
MAGIC TALKING LOOKING-GLASS.

6 comments:

Cheryl Lynn said...

This is so magnificent, I'm at a loss for words. I'm thinking about doing a spread as well, but I'm not sure yet. You make art so much fun to look at, your work is just CRAZY good!

YOU ROCK FIERCELY, GIRLIE!

Loredan Avery said...

I really love how you've adapted the cover for a French style. And the expressions on everyone's faces is definitely perfect for the section you chose, sneaky, with a hint of two-face mask. Awesome! My favorite thing is all the feathers :o) Gooo Lady Good Nectar Faerie!!!!!!

Shell said...

This is the third time I've heard of his book of Rhymes. I have to check it out. Your illustration captures the feeling of the rhyme so well.

Meridth Gimbel said...

Wow. Dear Lady Good Nectar this is PHENOMENAL! I can see you channeling a bit of Quentin Blake (even with the different color palette). But honestly everything you illustrate turns to gold.

Delightful.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hello My Wibbins friends. You ladies are awesome! Thanks so much for your wonderful words of encouragment, but we want to see what you talented Wibbins will pull out of your hat. What part of the poem will you take and exaggerate??? I can't wait to see! Lady Good Nectar

DEB said...

I like the personality you gave each character - the shifty smile, etc.! Great job!!

Sir Dante