Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tom Sawyer's White Fence

My rendition of one of the more iconic literary scenes in history - Tom Sawyer and that infamous white fence. I've seen some prior illustrations, most notably artists like Norman Rockwell had tried their hand at this scene. I wanted to break the mold and try something completely different, while putting my own spin on it.

Not satisfied with the bottom rendition, I tried a different approach - this time including his whole body and more of the burden to come.


"Life to him seemed hollow, and existence but a burden. Sighing, he dipped his brush and passed it along the topmost plank; repeated the operation; did it again; compared the insignificant whitewashed streak with the far-reaching continent of unwhitewashed fence, and sat down on a tree-box discouraged." - Mark Twain 





Thanks guys!
Kirk

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