Those who were kids in the Sixities surely remember long afternoons spent to play with an army of little plastic soldiers. I have never been militarist, so I didn't like those kind of games, but when I had the occasion to illustrate for a competition one of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales I chose to portrait the little lead soldier: so far from the classic iconography of the soldier and much more similar to a colourful nice toy.
sabato 19 marzo 2011
The Cloud Grower. Such an old image! It dates back 1984. I was in my black and white period then... I have two versions of this china-ink drawing. The first featuring the figure of the cloud grower behind the cloud-flower vase. This is the second version and here the cloud grower turns into a butterfly