Watercolor Fairy Tale Illustrations by Tatyana Kartasheva

Tatyana Kartasheva’s brilliantly shaded watercolor and pencil artwork is impressive, especially since these gorgeous pieces were created for her graduation project titled “Sweet Store of Madam Agnesa”. Each page was lovingly mapped out and amazingly executed. Such professional work at such an early point in her career is commendable. I’d be eagerly awaiting to see the full potential of this inspiring artist.

Watercolor Fairy Tale Illustration 5 by Tatyana Kartasheva

Watercolor Fairy Tale Illustration 5 by Tatyana Kartasheva


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Game of Thrones Fan Art & HBO Series Review, Part 1

SPOILER WARNING! – This review compares aspects of both Game of Thrones season two of the show, and Game of Thrones book two “A Clash of Kings”, part of the “Song of Ice and Fire” series by J.R.R. Martin.

"And Now My Watch Begins" - Game Of Thrones Fan Art by Nicole Barker

“And Now My Watch Begins” – Game Of Thrones Fan Art by Nicole Barker

Sunday night at 9pm I watched the season two finale of the HBO series Game Of Thrones along with millions of other viewers. Compared to the books, I feel the script writers were moving quite quickly through the content, but I also know it would be impossible to capture every scene, character, and experience from the second book into a ten hour television season. What season two did accomplish was staying true to the feeling and imagery of the book series. The show appears to be a very abridged version of the books.
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Where The Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak Remembered

Where The Wild Things Are - Cover

Where The Wild Things Are – Cover

Maurice Sendak, most notably the writer and illustrator of the children’s book Where The Wild Things Are, passed away today. There were many books I loved as a child, Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans, and of course Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Like the other author’s on my list, Mr. Sendak dared to do something different with his writing. He created a world of imperfect heroes, creepy characters, and dark story-lines.
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