Tuesday, July 31, 2012

More fairytale retelling....

Well, I've been busy as of late continuing to try to decide what I really want to work on for my NaNoWriMo novel this November. I'm rather torn between a strange mystery I've been plotting since early this year, or the fairy-tale/fantasy that's been stewing in the back of my brain for a few years already.

Anyways, since I've recently been leaning more towards the fantasy idea, I've been avidly doodling the characters I've planned for it. (I also doodled the characters from my other story, but they're buried somewhere and I can't find them. :P) Zee and Clem, the Little Red Riding Hood twins I posted the other day, are two of the characters, too.

And then there's Beauty and the Beast, a.k.a. Brianna and Constantine. They apparently share a taste in hair and sweaters. Actually, I'm very proud of those sweaters, the designs took me forever and I spent a long time trying to get the texture right. (Probably too long. XD)

And also Foster, a.k.a. Prince Charming. He's basically a parody of typical Charming from every fairy tale-- he has no hobbies except for fencing, he has remarkably good manners, and he wanders about forests and whatnot waiting for random good things to happen to him. And he wears a Perry the Platypus t-shirt because he's a goofball. And he's terribly pigeon toed.

Also, I've considered rewriting George MacDonald's fairytale, The Light Princess, into a younger children's book and illustrating it. I'm really interesting in the project-- I've got a few ideas I'd really like to try on the illustration and I can't wait to try them out, and see if they work out the way I'd like them to.

And that is all, at least temporarily.

[EDIT: Hey, I spoke too soon. I'm back already! After publishing this post, I noticed that it was my 300th post! Calls for celebration, don't you think?  Well-- maybe later. I think I've typed enough tonight. ;)]

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