19 October 2008

Knight vs Dinosaur



 22" x 15", watercolour & crayon, 2002, private collection

This was the first painting that sparked off the series of children and their imaginations. I used crayons for the middle part to indicate what Peter was actually drawing and then back to watercolours for what he was imagining. For that transition and the excecution, I think this is the most successful of the lot.

The concept and the photo I based the boy on were mine, but I stole the dinosaur from a Jurassic Park book and the knight from an Arthur Rackham illustration.

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