[DWJ] Call for Illustration Suggestions

Richie Wheelock elfish4 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jul 27 22:34:47 EDT 2015

Kathleen, thanks, these are some really cool ideas! Keep your eye out for them!

> On Jul 27, 2015, at 6:12 PM, Kathleen Jennings <kathleen.jennings at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Richie!
> On Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 4:27 AM, Richie Wheelock <elfish4 at sbcglobal.net>
> wrote:
> *... So I figured this list might have some suggestions for what I should
> draw next. Since I need the practice, I'll consider anything--characters,
> scenes, scenery--as long as it's from The Spellcoats. I'm posting
> everything to my tumblr, too, so feel free to stop by and get a feel for
> what I've done before. The art can be found here:
> http://fillyjonkapologist.tumblr.com/
> <http://fillyjonkapologist.tumblr.com/>*
> I do like your angry Tanaqui! (the "tanaudel" who just followed your Tumblr
> blog is me: tanaudel.tumblr.com)
> Some ideas:
> - Close-up of hands weaving a coat with a story in it.
> - The Keeper of Antiquities studying a coat and a map, with shadows of the
> living characters in the background (I love this Donato Giancola painting
> so much - it would be a grand pose
> http://www.donatoart.com/portraits/cartographerp.html )
> - *just* about to put the cloak on the idol
> When I'm illustrating, I like to pick a point of movement/tension. It helps
> gets a lot of story/urgency into the picture.
> Sometimes I also draw things out of a hat! It helps mix things up and
> generate ideas.
> For example, I might make a list of scenes/characters, another of styles or
> viewpoints or emotions (Pre-Raphaelite, cave painting, bird's-eye view),
> another of media. And then for example it could be "Tanaqui and the Gulls"
> in the style of "Roman mosaic" from "low viewpoint" and "watercolour".
> Which immediately suggests a small person (The keeper of antiquities?
> perhaps carrying a map or book about the spellcoats?) looking at a huge
> mosaic/mural of Tanaqui and the Birds on the wall of some civic building.
> Perhaps by a small light? --> big shadows, echoes of the past.
> Also, it has been too long since I read the books
> K.
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