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Monday, May 23, 2011

Modern Fairy Tales for The Times London

The Times in London called me for a quick turnaround for 6 illustrations based on modern fairy tales that authors had put a twist on. A very fun assignment. It's the first time I thought of putting freckles and blemishes on people. but then again i haven't drawn to many red heads. Still though I should start using them more for the monsters and uglies that i draw.

big opening illustration. Gone is the age that girls dream of becoming princesses. Here Cinderella longs for freedom from social engagements and the other realities of life.

Red Riding Hood is a poor, uneducated teenager turned celebrity rape victim.

The 3 Little Pigs live a dry, sarcastic life. I hate compromising things with fast turn arounds, like here there was no time to render shiny pig flesh.

Jack and the beanstalks are a band competing on an American Idol like show where the judges include the Giant who is like a certain former American Idol judge. and yes that is me as the giant and yes i basically look like that.

After her parents divorce the Little Mermaid puts on weight and longs for a Pop Idol prince until the day she seems him join in a civil partnership with his best friend Clive.


Scott Brundage said...

I won't say that it's rare to be jealous of jobs, but it IS rare that I'm this level of jealous.

This gig looks like it was a blast. You lucky dog.

Victo Ngai said...

HAHAHAHAHA OMG!! These are SOOO great! My favorite is the mermaid one, her face is just amazing. I second Scott- jealous!