Monday, June 29, 2009

The Shadow of the Jabberwock

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

The "Beamish Boy" is only seen from the back in the Tenniel illustration, here I have pictured him as a youth of about 14. This was set to post originally yesterday morning before I got the Alice shadow picture from Laurie - interesting that we came up with similar themes - but the post-ahead feature on blogger does not appear to be working for me.

11 comments:

mum said...

Goodness - just this minute, Mona Gamous was calling her husband about another slithy life form.

The boy looks most handsomely beamish. One call tell he'll do a fabulous job. Callooh! Callay!

(Perhaps... he could spare a moment later to come give a hand with the little situation at our place?)

C. L. DeMedeiros said...

Just one word:
Brilliant.

remind me what you did once with a simple leaf make us believe that was something completely different.

carlos

Ginga Squid said...

Very very cool!

notmassproduced said...

you are getting cleverer by the day. Loving the shadow pieces.

Laurie Cannon said...

I'm just wondering what the
heck is making that shadow
a cut-out?

get this:
"kisslysi"

grrl+dog said...

the shadows are scarier than the real thing... reminds me of the old nosferatu film..

herhimnbryn said...

'One two, one two and through and through,
His vorpal blade went snicker snack.'

Love tis image with the jabberwocky shadow that makes on e shivvvvvver!

Roger Simó said...

Ei, you have a very personal world! This small 2D figures in the 3D world... it's something magic, I have the impression the figures have escaped form their book...

bindu said...

That's a scary shadow for someone so small to combat!

justdoodleit said...

This is the most engaging of the series, the shadow makes it very spooky despite the ambient lighting.

dustincovan said...

What a great idea. You've created a new world.