A slightly early seasonal Throwback Thursday. This was my Christmas card for 2006. As with the Man and the Satyr card of 2005, it was reproduced on an A4 sheet of card which was then concertina-folded into thirds.
Throwback Tuesday. Because why not?
This illustration was my Christmas card from 2004. At the end of William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, the penitent King Leontes is reunited with his exiled daughter, Perdita, and with his supposedly dead queen, Hermione, whose ‘statue’ comes to life as he embraces her, witnessed by Hermione’s faithful friend, Paulina. The resolute, wise, just, and fiercely loyal Paulina is of course the best character of the play, and indeed one of the best characters in all Shakespeare. I think so, at any rate!
This illustration was commissioned by the Science Faculty of the University of Alberta for their holiday card this year. It revisits an older Holiday Hadrosaur theme of mine, only with an Edmontosaurus rather than a Parasaurolophus this time, for fairly obvious reasons. A Pachyrhinosaurus and a pair of Troodon round off the sympatric saurian cast. You may also recognise the familiar turbaned figure in one of the handlers. He recurs frequently in my work.
In the wake of completing this illustration, the discovery that Edmontosaurus actually had a rooster-like fleshy comb was finally published. You may imagine how I felt. I have expediently decided that my Edmontosaurus here is female (her name is Cybele). I can stick with that for now.