12 August 2006

A Tyger's Tale...

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A few things I have to explain. First off this was pretty much all nicked/stolen/pinched or to use the arty term found. I mean the idea. Sandra told it to my mum and my mum told it to me probably more than two years ago and I made a first attempt at turning it into a doodle strip there and then. Except I didn't think I could draw tygers and so it didn't get very far. I may post the rough original - fountain pen on lined paper ripped from a notebook! Apart from tinkering with the odd detail (for instance I'm pretty sure there weren't actually any tygers in that Nottinghamshire wood but I wasn't there so who's to say) all I did was add the pictures. And to do so I am hugely indebted to this website (click on the photo gallery link and check out all the photo sets. I used em all, especially any pictures of tygers' skinny arses) and this photo on flickr. I was especially pleased to find that badger flying photo because pretty much all wildlife photography is face on or in profile and finding pictures of animal arses is not easy. It's also a cracking shot.

Hope this was worth the wait...

5 comments:

Natalie said...

Dem this is just gorgeous. The drawing, the colour, the characters, the story. Perfect. Nothing to be added or subtracted.

Dem said...

Thanks Natalie - I'm really pleased with it - odd little quibbles I can use as lessons for future projects but otherwise I'm happy with how it turned out. Mind you, I should be after more than 2 years in the making! (Although, really, this only took me a week...)

Molly Bloom said...

Oh Dem...it's fantastic. It really is wonderful. My favourite is the walking towards the car with the tyger peeping out. I love that part and the part at the end with the two of them walking away. Brilliant.

I'm just going to keep saying Happy Birthday every day until you tell mexxx

Dem said...

Thanks Molly - glad you like it. You'd be right to say Happy Birthday today - I'm now 37! Woot!

Molly Bloom said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Have a lovely eveningxxxx I hope you have something nice planned. Have a drink on me!