Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes


Hey Folks,
I love Roald Dahl's "Revolting Rhymes"
It's the best!!! One of my favorite illustrators Quentin Blake
Illustrated it. It's fabulous. I love the looseness in his
wonderful illustrations. When I grow up I want to be like
him (sigh.) Anyway, my very dear Sisterfriend Loredan
Avery at Wibbly Wobbly Woods and myself posted a prompt
for our Wibblins to try and illustrated one of the poem and
either do a spread or a cover for a book. We are looking to stretch
the imagination. I can't wait to see what the others will come
up with. It's exciting!!! Here is a cover and the verse that I chose to illustrate.
Hope you like it!
Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes
He wrote to every magazine
And said, 'I'm looking for a Queen.'
at least then thousand girls replied
And begged to be the royal bride.
The kind said with a shifty smile,
'I'd like to give each one a trial.'
However, in the end he chose
A lady called Miss Maclahose,
Who brought along a curious toy
That seemed to give her endless joy-
This was a mirror framed in brass,
MAGIC TALKING LOOKING-GLASS.

14 comments:

Cheryl Lynn said...

As Delores Duckington-Merifeather said over at the "Woods," this work is so good, just looking at it makes me feel like I've been transported to a different time. The dresses on the ladies are exquisite and the king is just soooo full of naughtiness and folly!

When I grow up, I want to be like YOU!

glorv1 said...

I love the ladies and their dresses and the looks on their faces seem to say, "Hey I like the way I look better." Very nice and in fact great work. Take care. Well I'm already grown up and I wish I could have grown up like YOU. :)

Gwendoulash said...

Splendid !!

Charmaine D'Silva said...
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Charmaine D'Silva said...

V!! This is gorgeous! I love the costumes and the wickedly fun expresions on the ladies' faces. And of course those hats...Aboslutely lovely Dah-ling!

Hope to speak to you soon..XOXO

MONICA said...

Hi Vanessa!, thanks for this special post, adore your style an I love the costumes and the wickedly fun expresions on the ladies' faces. Great work :) good day, hugs and regards.

the enigma said...

hehe that's a great tribute for dahl, great work!

Romont Willy said...

Vanessa, este trabalho ficou excelente!! Qual seu e-mail?

angelic pursuits said...

That is AMAZING, Vanessa! The composition, colors, expressions, hands, lettering, EVERYTHING is wonderful. Wow!

Janine said...

Oh this is so sweet.
I love your artwork.
It has this 50th vintage style.
I will sign in as a follower.
I want to see more!
Greetings from Germany
Janine

Kay Aker said...

Tres elegant swirlies and flourishes and what deliciously naughty expressions!

Miss Carole said...

Nice illustration, cool style :)

Lisa M Griffin said...

GORGEOUS! What a great piece... fun, lively, jovial and a bit saucy too! Thanks for sharing.

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