Saturday, January 5, 2013

Illustration Friday: Edge

I'm busy getting my portfolio ready for the SCBWI conference in New York with a few new pieces, but I decided to take a couple of minutes with my sketchbook and ink pen to participate in's word of the week, "Edge". Here are two people having a nice little boat ride, blissfully ignorant of the little birds trying to warn them about the danger ahead. It seemed to me like the kind of scene that would have been in an old silent movie, and it reminded me of a story my grandmother told me about going to the movies growing up and spontaneously bursting into laughter when a horse and stagecoach plummeted over the edge of a deep canyon. She and her friend then slid far down in their seats as grown-ups who didn't find it so funny turned around to give them disapproving looks.

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