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You will remember there was no road—not even a pathway—between the castle of the Wicked Witch and the Emerald City.  When the four travelers went in search of the Witch she had seen them coming, and so sent the Winged Monkeys to bring them to her.  It was much harder to find their way back through the big fields of buttercups and yellow daisies than it was being carried.  They knew, of course, they must go straight east, toward the rising sun; and they started off in the right way.
Always tricky to find something compositionally interesting to do with these “walking in a direction” chapters. Happy with this one though, and it’s the chronologically first time we’ll see everybody in their New Outfits. I like big meaningful costume changes and it’s something I pay a huge amount of attention to in my own work (or I guess the work that is more fully mine, let’s say).
I’m also working lately on some mockups for the cover of this thing. More as situation develops.

baumbydahm:

You will remember there was no road—not even a pathway—between the castle of the Wicked Witch and the Emerald City.  When the four travelers went in search of the Witch she had seen them coming, and so sent the Winged Monkeys to bring them to her.  It was much harder to find their way back through the big fields of buttercups and yellow daisies than it was being carried.  They knew, of course, they must go straight east, toward the rising sun; and they started off in the right way.

Always tricky to find something compositionally interesting to do with these “walking in a direction” chapters. Happy with this one though, and it’s the chronologically first time we’ll see everybody in their New Outfits. I like big meaningful costume changes and it’s something I pay a huge amount of attention to in my own work (or I guess the work that is more fully mine, let’s say).

I’m also working lately on some mockups for the cover of this thing. More as situation develops.

brikit asked:

Your work on The Wizard of Oz is amazing and I can't wait to see it finished! It's got me itching to return to my own classic-children's-lit-adaption project. Are you planning on any of the other Oz books once this one is complete? (Just curious, since there are so many Oz books.)

Very unlikely! I have only read the first two, but I feel the first one stands on its own way better than as part of a series. Also any sequel to something as dreamy and weird as Wizard of Oz couldn’t help but over-specify and nail down all the charming stuff of the first book. So I am trying to present the one book as its own thing. Also it’s a huge amount of work and I got other stuff I want to do.

Glad you like the project thank you!

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Here’s a recap of the chapter illustrations for chapters 1 through 8 of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the first third of the book! I am very happy with these, and the wide range of color schemes and tones they represent.

I will be done with this project fairly soon, after working on it (off and on) for over a year. 24 full-page illustrations like these, and somewhere around 70 spot illustrations. A print book is being thought of; details will be on this blog before they’ll be anywhere else!

am I oversaturating the internet with this stuff?? I have like 4 more I haven’t posted yet so I’m pacing myself as much as I can.

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They were obliged to camp out that night under a large tree in the forest, for there were no houses near.  The tree made a good, thick covering to protect them from the dew, and the Tin Woodman chopped a great pile of wood with his axe and Dorothy built a splendid fire that warmed her and made her feel less lonely.  She and Toto ate the last of their bread, and now she did not know what they would do for breakfast.
Going waayyy back to the chapter illustration I skipped a while ago, chapter 7. Color here is a little more naturalistic than I’ve been tending to do for this project, but I’m very happy with it!
I love CAMPING!

baumbydahm:

They were obliged to camp out that night under a large tree in the forest, for there were no houses near.  The tree made a good, thick covering to protect them from the dew, and the Tin Woodman chopped a great pile of wood with his axe and Dorothy built a splendid fire that warmed her and made her feel less lonely.  She and Toto ate the last of their bread, and now she did not know what they would do for breakfast.

Going waayyy back to the chapter illustration I skipped a while ago, chapter 7. Color here is a little more naturalistic than I’ve been tending to do for this project, but I’m very happy with it!

I love CAMPING!

Here are three sets of robots I made last year for fun, and some examples of the reference material I used for them! Ugh I love robots!!!

I got a whole ton of sticker sheets of these 12 robots made; they are very nice and shiny and I have too many. I will just give you a bunch of robot stickers if you order a book or something in the next few weeks.

At least a full set of robot stickers. I gotta get them out of my life. Thank u.

Here are some excerpts from the Adventure Time: Candy Capers story I drew for BOOM! Studios last year, and some bits of Heironymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights that I used as inspiration for riffing on Adventure Time’s Land of the Dead. I had pretty free reign to design places and creatures that hadn’t shown up in the show so that was very cool!

I just remembered I drew this thing and wanted to show u

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The Cowardly Lion was much pleased to hear that the Wicked Witch had been melted by a bucket of water, and Dorothy at once unlocked the gate of his prison and set him free.  They went in together to the castle, where Dorothy’s first act was to call all the Winkies together and tell them that they were no longer slaves.
Chapter 13! Dorothy triumphant! I loved drawing all of these Winkies. One more chapter takes place in Winkie-land, so I get to develop it a little more, and then we’re back to the City and then to the south. Over halfway done with the illustrations.

baumbydahm:

The Cowardly Lion was much pleased to hear that the Wicked Witch had been melted by a bucket of water, and Dorothy at once unlocked the gate of his prison and set him free.  They went in together to the castle, where Dorothy’s first act was to call all the Winkies together and tell them that they were no longer slaves.

Chapter 13! Dorothy triumphant! I loved drawing all of these Winkies. One more chapter takes place in Winkie-land, so I get to develop it a little more, and then we’re back to the City and then to the south. Over halfway done with the illustrations.