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Posted by on May 13, 2011 in Blog, Books | 11 comments

Fables de la Fontaine. Book in Progress (post 26)

Fables de la Fontaine. Book in Progress (post 26)

Yay!!!

The Frog and the Ox illustration is finished!!

 Fables de la Fontaine. Book in Progress (post 26)

Per my editor’s suggestion I arranged the stage to represent a lake in this fable. Frogs are normally close to water so I really loved the idea. I tested reflecting the trees and the 2 flowers from the background in the water but it became too busy and distracting. That’s why I decided to reflect only the lower green bed of plants. I first used the same color for the reflection but it didn’t look nice so I ended up using  lighter green color.

 Fables de la Fontaine. Book in Progress (post 26)

I like the humor in this scene. These two characters together make me smile for some reason. Maybe because they’re not the typical idea of cute icon smile Fables de la Fontaine. Book in Progress (post 26)

This is illustration #7 so we only have one more to create! I cannot believe it! The last one is: The Dog and the Wolf.

Have a wonderful Friday !

Elsita icon smile Fables de la Fontaine. Book in Progress (post 26)

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11 Comments

  1. this is going to be the best book!…a must have for all who love art and imagination…and will inspire creativity in all ages! Can’t wait!

  2. It looks so good. This is gonna be a book for small and big kids!!!!
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Amazing! How diligent and focused you have been! And you can tell you have been having fun. Can’t wait to see the last one. Will you share the cover with us?

  4. I am loving watching the progress of this book! I recently saw your art at Giant Robot in person and wow, what a difference to see the 3-D effect right in front of my eyes. I really love the colors that you are using for this book!
    Fyi, there is a theater showing the Fables de la Fontaine on Pico near Beverly Glen. I think it’s a student production.
    Belated Happy Birthday – the 40s are the absolute best!!
    Laura

  5. Oh! Elsa! This is such utterly charming and wonderful work! I applaud your choices in the background, the lighter green greenery on the bank does the trick. The curtains are divine in this too. But the absolute stars are the characters! How funny and engaging they are.
    Talent talent talent. And you DELIVER and PRODUCE work instead of just being talented!

  6. I love it! Their outfits are awesome! Everything is really great :) I’ve missed so many posts it seems! o.o I had no internet connection for only a day and a half but I feel like I’m 3 days behind!

  7. Me encanta la rana, ja, ja, ja, que graciosa con las piernas que le has hecho. Bonito trabajo en todo su conjunto.

  8. hey buddy,this is one of the best posts that I’ve ever seen; you may include some more ideas in the same theme. I’m still waiting for some interesting thoughts from your side in your next post.

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