Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Maggie Look

These two are part of a bigger composition for an illustration I'm working on down the line.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Princess and the Goblin Illustration

"Stay in the light, dear princess."

This is an Illustration based on the Fairy Tale "The Princess and the Goblin" in my vision. The original story is by George MacDonald.

As with all the other Illustrations in this collection I'm doing my influence on the original stories. I have been waiting to paint this Illustration for a long time now. Out of all the Illustrations lined up for this project this is my favorite take. I went with warm vs cool colors in this piece with purple and yellow being most dominant. Everything else pretty much fell into place as I kept working. I fell in love with the goblin king and enjoyed rendering him most. I'm starting to see purple tends to show up in my paintings more so now so I'll have to keep an eye on that so the pallets wont be similar. If anyone is asking about why a ball of string is in the illustration take some time and go read the story. It's cute and a fast read. You should be able to read the whole story online as well. Up next is "The Snow Queen." Stay tuned!

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© Jessa Sininger

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Investigation of a Fairy Tale Sketch

"A curious case indeed. Almost as if the girl came straight out of a fairy tale," described the commissioner.

This is the sketch for another Illustration for my Fairy Tale Collection I am doing.

I came up with the idea of a fairy tale murder set in the Victorian age. An unknown woman was found on the cobblestone street with what appears to be an apple. The plan for this is to ink it and use a basic wash of color tones to make the piece pop. This piece is a couple down the line to get painted but I thought I'd upload the sketch for it. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Storybook Thumbnails

These are some of the thumbnails for my own fairy tale I've written. I will be illustrating it and using watercolor and ink to render it traditionally. There are 16 illustrations total in the book.