Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The Book of Three

I have been reading Lloyd Alexander's The Book of Three recently and it makes me wonder about the Disney Black Cauldron film that 'could have been.' The book series is really quite good and the characters very charming, it all calls out for a movie adaptation. Hopefully some film maker will do this imaginary world justice someday, in the meantime it's a nice read. Anyway... here is my take on Taran the Assistant Pig Keeper, Eilonwy (the chatterbox) and Gurgi.

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15 comments:

Nathan said...

I LOVE IT! Especially great depiction of Gurgi. Crunchings and munchings!

pascal said...

ha..
've never read that book..
I think I should pick it up sometime!

stephen said...

I love it! That was one of the first books I ever read. It's been so long though, it's probably time for another read. You captured the charm of the literary characters quite well visually.

Tony C. said...

These were my some of my favorite books growing up. This is a great take on the characters, and just like Stephen, this makes me want to read them again.

mike said...

aw! your take on gurgi is so much better then the disney one!

BGOZ said...

Great stuff.

I remember seeing this at the theater, and getting the comicbook for it afterward. Still have the comic and look at it from time to time.

I'll have to check out "The Book of Three" based on this post. It must be cool. Hopefully my son will like it.

How about a Horned King?

:)=

Alina Chau said...

cool characters, look like they are ready for a great adventure!

GhettoFab said...

Love how clean your work is. This is a great spot to get some really great inspiration. Amazing...Thanks !!

Lucho said...

beautiful sketchs!!

Todd Harris said...

Hey, I really like it! I'm glad that I found your blog. I think this was one of my favorite books. Great work!

gasman said...

I have to get you a picture of my daughter. That drawing looks just like her!

Breadwig said...

Ya, now I want to read these books too. Have you ever read the Chronicles of Amber? Me thinks you might like.

sarah said...

Thanks everyone! I felt that this sketch looked a lot like my friend Michelle Gorski's characters :)

I haven't read the Chronicles of Amber... I'll have to give it a look see...

Fuji said...

I love your Gurgi! It's much better than the Disney version. Looks like great sketches to start the movies from.

Rene Caballero said...

LOOVVVVEEEEEEEEDDD your sketches! I will color them and send to you! Like your style a LOT!!!