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A little about my artwork: I interpret the words written on a page by telling the story behind the story working with pen and ink, watercolor and Photoshop, I fuse old techniques with modern ones to create a world that every drawing can speak to a child or grownups.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

How?

(image From "I Know a Story a Wonder Story" (The Wonder - Story Books copyright 1938) )
How do you retell a story that has been retold as often as this one? A search on Amazon comes up with about 379 children's book with gingerbread in it.
Well first you have Rena Jones write it.
Second do your homework. I felt a certain responsibility to what was done in the past.
Fairy Tales are one of my loves so I started looking up other versions of the Gingerbread Man to see what was done old and new.
I wanted to make sure what I did was original with a taste of the past, not copy it.
Also newer versions like the ones done by Jan Brett was an inspiration.
All this information I was gathering was great asset to making this all work. I knew the story was a chase in the woods. But the question was, "How to make it work?"
How do I make it unique?"
(answer is to come hold on to your chair)
(more to come!)

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