Thursday, July 19, 2012

Lost – Hide and Seek in Color

“We find it hard to believe that other people’s thoughts are as silly as our own, but they probably are.”
James Harvey Robinson

I find that quote strangely comforting. This quote came from my little book “Believing in Myself” by Earnie Larsen and Carol Hegarty. They go on to say, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, if we remember, turned out to be a nervous little man shouting through a megaphone. He wasn’t braver than the Lion or smarter than the Scarecrow or more loving than the Tin Man. He was just like them; his wizardry was just an illusion. Much of the superiority we accord to others is illusion, too.”

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Lost – Hide and Seek in Color – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor and Prismacolor Fine Art Pen

The link to the black and white version is here.  This was fun!  I spent way more time coloring it in than I did drawing it.  I didn’t re-ink the small details in the background, so they would fade back, but I’m not sure if that was the right choice.  Should I outline in ink again?

It’s a little easier to spot the cat and bearded dragon in this version.  :D

James Harvey Robinson, (born June 29, 1863, Bloomington, Ill., U.S.—died Feb. 16, 1936, New York City), U.S. historian, one of the founders of the “new history” that greatly broadened the scope of historical scholarship in relation to the social sciences.

The son of a bank president, Robinson went to Europe for a short while in 1882 and returned to work briefly in his father’s bank. He entered Harvard in 1884, earning his M.A. in 1888. After further study at the universities of Strassburg and Freiburg, he received his Ph.D. at Freiburg (1890) and began teaching European history at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in 1891. Four years later he moved to Columbia University.


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