If you are familiar with my blog then you'll know that, a while back, I was illustrating a book. Although, I was not really able to talk too much about it (and I'm probably still not supposed to) it's hard to resist. Especially when I do not have any other drawings to post, here. Yet I have over twenty waiting in the wings. Well, one less now.
This is one of my favourite drawings from the book. For those who have asked, it is a Jane Austen book. It's not one of the biggies, i.e. Sense and Sensibility or Pride and Prejudice. It's one of her earlier, shorter stories from the Juvenilia collection. I didn't know these stories existed until I was approached to illustrate one. I'm glad I know now. I found this one, in particular, very amusing. Not least because it's about a girl who drinks too much Claret. I feel it was made for me. But, I'm worried that I am being typecast so early on in my illustrating career.
For the most of the book I have tried to tell the story through objects that are part of the story. I'm not sure whether that makes much sense, but here I've illustrated a scene on a wine cork. A Claret cork, of course.
I am so enjoying your work that you post. :)
I recently read a book of essays on Austen's works and although I had heard about her juvenalia, I had never considered trying to find it to read it. Until I read this book and decided that next year (2011) I would reread all of Austen, including her early works.
Now I am sorry that your illustrated version won't be out there already because that would be like the icing on the cake making my joy that much more exuberant.
Keep us updated on the official release. I think I know a couple of Austen fans who would appreciate your creativity alongside hers.
Telling the story through the objects is wise: the cork is mesmerizing.
Wow. You have more talent than I could shake a stick at.
I never would shake a stick at it though. In some cultures, it could be seen as rude. Particularly western ones, I reckon.
love this one andrea, its so lovely!
bahh, SO AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEEE. :)
This is my favourite picture of yours so far :)
soo lovely!! thank you for sharing !
Oooooh, what a beautiful picture!
This is where true talent really shines - it is not just about being good with one aspect of art, it is having the imagination too - which you have obviously have in copious proportions!
Your illustrations are breathtaking! I love the one on the cork.
Brilliant idea. It's so wonderful how creative you are, a lot of brilliant draughtmen(/women) cannot draw from their imagination
Ellen at The Raven and the Cellar Door
Beautifully drawn and so very, very clever, Andrea!
Thanks very much, y'all (yes, I speak American too).
I look forward to sharing more with you. Soon.
Cheers, my dears.
I just discovered your work and I think is exceptional. I love the type of artwork you do. If you do not mind I will post in my blog with reference to your work.
Great work Andrea, looking forward to seeing the published version.Congratulations, you deserve it and it's long overdue
this one's one of my favs of yours, AJ, but they are all wonderful really truly!! thanks for sharing them. love the deer!
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