Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thumbelina and her bird

Thumbelina was one of my favorite stories as a kid. I used to love imagining what it would be like to be that small.


13 comments:

krisztina maros said...

nice work! there's more dark and sadness under the ground than above. this composition represents Thumbelina's real status at that time in the tail.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

What I like , a different view! I never would have expected this. It pulls at your heart strings. All I can say is WOW! Fantastic illustration.
V

Michelle Henninger said...

Really interesting! I like your unique take on this prompt!

Mônica said...

Very nice, lovely work on the shadows, underneath the ground... a whole different, somber mood...

Linda T. Snider Ward said...

Very strong image with a lot of thought. I always loved that story too.
Linda

Jess said...

Lovely! I like the contrast between the outdoor freedom and the bleak darkness below.

Laura said...

Powerful imagery, very dramatic in tone - nicely done!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Great composition. I love how it is so dark and desolate where she is with the bird and how she appears as if in shadow. Really interesting illustration.

LEEZY said...

I agree with everyone, too. The composition with dark against light evokes a real sadness — but joyfulness at the same time — in the piece. Well done!

travelandsing.com said...

this is wonderful - such strong imagery and a beautiful way of telling this part of the story - really fantastic:-)

Heather said...

Thanks for the great comments. I got the idea when I was falling asleep, when images can be very powerful.

enigma said...

love the composition! nice work!

angelic pursuits said...

What great perspective and feeling!