Monday, January 25, 2010

Inspired by Gorey and a Swap

edwardLove illustrator Edward Gorey? Well, so do I! So when my friend Jaye of Thirteenth Story suggested we do a Gorey-inspired ATC swap, I immediately started sketching. I love some of the ways Gorey draws women in various period clothing and also his book "The Doubtful Guest," which features an intrusive creature known as "it," so I knew I wanted to include similar characters in my drawing, as well as some interesting text (like in "The Glorious Nosebleed"):

atc illustrationAs you can see below, Jaye really went all out with the crosshatching (which I wussed out on) so I told her we'd have to do another round! She agreed:
atc aceo illustrationI love what she came up with for my ATC and Apollo does too (a new Thirteenth Story fan is born!). Thanks again Jaye!beagle puppy dog pet animal

1 comment:

Thirteenth Story said...

Hahahaha! That Apollo pic rocks my world.

I also love The Doubtful Guest, and I love my new ATC from you.

Thanks, Lucie. I have started on the next one tonight. :)