Friday, February 14, 2014

Kristina Carroll - Favorite Love Story

Dragonslayer
Charcoal 18 x 24


It's a little ironic that I am not a huge love story person. When it comes to romance, I like my stories with a little less "Happily Ever After" and a little more grit. And while so many of the stories illustrated so far definitely fall into that category for me (some of which I was considering doing myself!)- I still needed something more. Especially when it came to inspiring me visually.

There is a painting By Jeffrey Catherine Jones called Dragonslayer. It's  a twist on the classic St. George and the Dragon tale, where the hero goes to rescue the Maiden, only to find her in bed with the Dragon. I have been in love with this painting ever since seeing it and just couldn't get it out of my head. So I decided to pay homage to that illicit romance and one of my favorite artists.



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