Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mirror, Mirror

I've always been intrigued by the small, trading card sized story books. My kids had the 3 Billy Goats Gruff and 3 Bears in miniature, and those books went everywhere with us. As I drew this illustration, I was thinking of those toddler days. I wish I could find a magic mirror to relive those precious moments through again!

And Sir Dante' says this is one of his favorite storybooks! At 2.5"x3.5", it fits him perfectly!


Cheryl Lynn said...

Wow! Cool panels! I love the colors, they are so vibrant. My favorites are the sleeping servant and snow white sneaking in the get the mirror!

Great illo!

DEB said...

Thank you Cheryl Lynn!

Lacy Snarr said...

I agree. Snow White certainly looks pleased with herself.I like how you made the panel with snow white larger than the other panels...it adds focus. You really packed a lot of details into a little space, having it so small makes it very accessible!:o)However,I think some of the great details get a little blurry because you were working so small, perhaps if you worked a little bigger and then scale the drawing down on the computer the details would be crisper. I enjoyed the passage you chose from the poem and in the text panel the corner accents go great with the theme. Bravo, job well done.


Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I love these panels!!! It's like a really, really cool graphic novel! This is super cool and fun. I would love to carry this around in my pocket for story time. Great Idea Dante mom's!!! Great work.
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Loredan Avery said...

This is so cool. It's really creative, and imaginative. I loved how you sectioned off the illustration as well, so it seems like we're looking into a slice of the castle, awesome!!!

DEB said...

Thank you! You're right Walter - I was pressed for time, or it would have been better to make a larger piece and scale it down. I also thought about adding a few more rooms, or even having a door or two that opened. My kids and I always loved the books with the flaps that open.