Friday, March 10

James and the Giant Peach

My doctor sister-in-law was invited to a birthday party for a youngster with a Roald Dahl theme. She asked me to make a Dahl image as a gift. I resisted the easy Wonka portrait and went with something from James and the Giant Peach, a book I loved as a child. (Great Glass Elevator was my favorite Dahl book, but I didn't think the kid would appreciate Vermicious Knids).

I played with the group shot of James and the bugs before going with something more iconic -- the peach floating toward the sunset, away from sharks and bad aunts. I decided to skip color to evoke the older drawings of the best children's chapter books, and the whole thing was inked with a PITT S pen.

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