Abarat - The Dock, Panel 1
Such memories... I really need to read through the series again.
I LONG for all three of these! They would be a daily inspiration. But, mostly, they are a portal to times spent in my mother's backyard reading under her pear tree in the afternoon sun. Such peaceful happy times I had there.
Is this oils? I think this is oil. I love your colour choices.
The way the clouds seem to bubble up into being in front of the moon, both occupying the same vista, is very much like 90s film special fx, surreal. The overall feeling is like a tarot card almost. Kinda like a scene from a dream. Lots of this work looks like my dreams I notice. Maybe that's why CB's words always feel so cerebral, so close to the subconscious on their way in.
Spooky and the colors are also well balanced and enjoyable.
I'd love to see this series together like you did the Mater triptych How big do you usually paint all of these for Abarat??
Another favorite! I just love what you do with clouds.
I am reading a copy without illustrations of Abarat right now. Seeing your drawings brings it so much more to life.