Narnia – first pictures
The Chronicles of Narnia – The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe.
I’ve been reading CS Lewis’s books to my son. He’s not really that fussed about them, namely because he doesn’t understand any of the words. However, I’ve been enjoying reading them to him; enjoying them enough to want to do my own interpretations of the text with my own illustrations.
I’m not sure how far I’ll get in the grand scheme of things, but as it stands at the moment I’ve got busy with a couple, and maybe, just maybe, I’ll get a few more done. Though to be honest, that’s all yesterdays news as we’ve finished the book and are now a third of the way through The magicians’ nephew.
Edmund’s first encounter –
Edmund is the baddy of the do-gooder children. Here he is meeting the witch for the first time. Everyone draws him eating turkish delight, but I wanted to show him looking all small and meek under her malevolent grandeur. It was suggested that the witch looked a little like Cruella Da Ville from 101 Dalmations, and Mortica Addams. Naturally, as she’s part giant she should tower above everyone else.
Mr Tumnus enters the scene –
Tricky drawing snow. Especially when you’ve painted everything a mix of yellow and brown first as an underpainting in watercolours. Still, it kind of looks like snow on the boughs so that’s a good thing.
Artwork hashtags –
#narnia #mrtumnus #cslewis #witch #snow