Sunday, July 15, 2012

IF 'Lost': Hansel and Gretel

The Trail of Breadcrumbs

I was a little afraid of the composition of this one. When I first conceptualized this, I imagined doing an enormous watercolor with a massive forest and a tiny trail of crumbs. Then there was the question whether this would be even readable on the internet. But then I thought I'll give it a try with Painter. There it would be easier to judge its digital capabilities and see what kind of damage I could do with Corel at the same time.

Some might argue a case against these colors, considering that the children are entering a forest inhabited by a witch. But if the forest was dark and foreboding, why would Hansel and Gretel even take a stroll through it. It has to be warm and inviting, a forest I would want to stroll about in. Thankfully, the forests I hike are witch free and the trails are well marked.

8 comments:

elizabeth said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. A simply-rendered story. I just love the composition and colors.

Cindy D. said...

Wow, really cool style and technique! Love those trees! And great color, too.

Missy said...

I'd want to walk through that forest! Great piece and style!

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Very unique style. Great composition.

Anja said...

Wow, look at those trees! Great composition!

Nirzara Verulkar said...

Its Lovely :D

Z-Kids said...

Beautiful!

Anne said...

Wonderful, love the colors!