Tuesday, June 28, 2005


I am slowly working to try and finish the series of drawings I did to illustrate "Rapunzel". Today I finished this portrait of Rapunzel which accompanies this part of the text:
Rapunzel was the most beautiful child under the sun.

When she was twelve years old the Witch shut her up in a tower,
in the middle of a great wood, and the tower had neither stairs nor doors,
only high up at the very top a small window.
When the old Witch wanted to get in she stood underneath and called out:

"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your golden hair."

for Rapunzel had wonderful long hair, and it was as fine as spun gold.
Whenever she heard the Witch's voice she unloosed her plaits,
and let her hair fall down out of the window about twenty yards below,
and the old Witch climbed up by it.
I'm not working on them in sequence I'm afraid so they won't appear on my blog that way either, but when I finish I'll post them correctly on a "flickr" page. Here is a closer view of the spread above, cropped at half page.

I'm doing this for fun and also as a learning experience in putting together a picture book. Any suggestions for improvement are welcome !