This is a gouache piece I did to flesh out my scholarship portfolio. It's supposed to depict the Snow Queen and Kay, from my favorite fairy tale when I was little. I was going to give the Queen a big arctic fox shawl, black hair, and an icicle tiara, but it turned into... this. It's all right, I suppose. Again, I was strongly influenced by the gouache works of Joao Ruas.
In other news: The New Yorker's Eustace Tilley contest is over and the winners have been announced. My little entry didn't win, which is no big deal, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit put off by a few of the results. Just take a look. I mean... Seriously? Come on.
In other, other news: I'm watching The Little Mermaid right now. I think it's been about ten years since I've seen the film in its entirity. Granted, fabulous Ursula's "Poor Unfortunate Souls" is probably one of the greatest Disney numbers ever, but I still much prefer the old school style of movies like Sleeping Beauty. 80s/90s Disney is a bit too stretchy and boucy for my liking. That reminds me, in case you missed it, this is an old Aladdin drawing that I did way back in 1993 (age 5). Obviously, I had trouble with color back then too.
Is it painfully obvious I'm avoiding real work?