If the names Antoine de Saint-Exupery or The Little Prince sound familiar to you, then this will be a brief nostalgic moment. If not, then I suggest you to check it out even though it's a children's book. We're all kids at heart, right? Either way, it's aesthetically pleasing and a nice tribute. A little background story, I made this with the intention to give as a gift to a friend who loved the book...a year or so later I finally got around to it. (There's that slacker in me again)
Photo from the book that I referenced:
And my little re-creation:
|Totally bigger in real life and not insanely tiny like this, promise.|
|It took me so long to just make those pen strokes imitating the original style. I held my pen and just stared at the sketches before even inking it for fear that it would only end in frustration and tears.|
|You can't really tell, but there are push-pins underneath the drawings which gives it that pop out 3D effect. One is peeking out at the top right!|
And there you have it! I'll post more pictures of it on Facebook, but here's a little glimpse of what I've been doing lately. It was a really fun project to work on. My friend was extremely excited about this piece (particularly because I had told her to come over on a whim and surprised the bajeezus out of her) , and the little prince is now proudly hanging in her apartment for all to see.