Sunday, November 2, 2008
Illustration Friday: VACANT
The twelfth princess looked back as she left the grove with the silver leaves. She was sure she'd heard a noise, like a snapping branch. But these woods were vacant, weren't they?
One of the first picture books I remember buying with my own money was the version of The Twelve Dancing Princesses illustrated by Ruth Sanderson. Luckily, Sanderson's style is completely different from mine--realistic oil paintings with exquisite, intricate detail vs. stylized, simplified pastel drawings. Otherwise I think I'd be too intimidated to take on this story--which would've been a shame, because I had a lot of fun with this one.