Let’s Start the New Year with Some Good Advice

Don’t talk to strangers.

Every once and a while my love of fairy tales manifests itself in an ACEO like the one below. This small watercolor and ink painting is half inspired by the classic fairy tale and half inspired by The Path.  Little Red Riding Hood was not supposed to talk to strangers. She is pictured below telling The Big Bad Wolf just that.

Not Supposed To. Watercolor and ink on paper. 2.5″x3.5″ (6.4cmx8.9cm).

Unframed: $20.00

Just a reminder, an ACEO is a collectible work of art the size of a playing card.  ACEO is an acronym for Art Cards Editions and Originals.

Little Red Riding Hood

I am in the process of copying the works of Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone. Before I move on to watercolors, I am studying some of their images in pencil. This helps me get a feel for the illustrations. The following image is from Dean’s Book of Fairy Tales, illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone:


Here is my graphite study of the above illustration:


Unfortunately, the two drawings are not the same. The skull is more evident in my copy. Also, the weight distribution is more natural in the original. Over the next few weeks, I hope less of my style shows through when copying their gorgeous depictions.