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Friday
Oct012010

Illustration Friday: Beneath

The Antarctic Express illustration by Christina Rodriguez.

TGIF, everybody!  This week’s submission for Illustration Friday comes from the Lovecraft-inspired children's book The Antarctic Express.  In this scene, Professor Dyer and young Danforth discover ancient wall carvings on the walls of the Old Ones’ city, hidden deep beneath the ice of the Antarctic.  This scene is a pastiche of the scene of Santa holding up the sleigh bell from The Polar Express, which The Antarctic Express lovingly parodies, and features my nephew Emmet as Danforth.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

Reader Comments (8)

This is lovely... wonderful perspective, composition, characters and color palette. Perfect!
October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Sorrell Hill
I love the glow in this one! Great piece!
October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkelmurphy
Fascinating piece. Great depiction of the theme.
October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJo1day
cool piece & perspective. Love the concept of Lovecraft for kids. Off to check out your links
October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterartsnark
Excellent work. Nicely executed!
October 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJuan Carlos Federico
What a lovely picture, I love the walls! (I suck at backgrounds :P) What medium did you use to make it?
October 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShellyLou
amazing lighting effects!
October 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterclaudine hellmuth
so atmospheric and mysterious...I love it!
October 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTia

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