It began in a coffee shop with a flat white and a thumbnail sketch in a recycled milk carton notebook. She appeared as a vignette.
An illustration, may be more than a visual feast – when devoured with the words of a story. In this case Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Caroll offers hints and clues – visual cues, that lead to insights and new interpretations. Read me! Between the pages of a book, where it is always time for tea – who is holding the key to this tropical wonderland feast? ©Annmarie Scott, 2016. Feast More about the illustrated Alice print (pictured above) may be read here. You may find more of my illustrations on my website here.
Today there’s a rabbit in my cup – and life appears to be imitating art.
My ink sketch of a white rabbit – introduced in a post last week – is now pictured here, on a brooch, pinned to the pocket of my cropped denim jacket. How, you might ask? Some characters simply have a way of assuming a life of their own – they won’t stay down the rabbit hole, between the pages of a book! And this fellow, with his quizzical eyebrows, is no different. Originally hand painted with brush & ink, he’s been digitally scanned and designed by me for fabric printing on organic cotton with a lovely soft sheen; sewn on the sewing machine given to me by my Gran; hand embroidered with sky blue cotton; stuffed with a wisp of pillow stuffing, and lastly had a pin secured with thread to his back. So he’s been through a bit of adventure already – and will no doubt be stepping out in Spring with the denim jacket or a sky-blue cardy! ©Annmarie Scott, 2016
Beyond the page, illustration has a life of its own
If you’ve read ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll, you may appreciate the human-like expression of this rabbit