Thursday, April 14, 2011

City of Amber, 1977

Here's the magical trump card for the City of Amber. If you are a member of the royal family, one of the 16 or more offspring of King Oberon, you can teleport through this card back home to your City, where you may be met by your brother waiting for you with drawn sword. I did this piece along with the rest of the series during a long, stifling summer in Cambridge, Massachusetts, during an idle interval in my short graduate student career. I've had to do a lot of Photoshop work and some color retouching (in the "Amber" text background) to retrieve a usable image from my bad old slide. Twenty-two years later I would go back to the City of Amber in a big way.

"City of Amber" is ink and watercolor on Fabriano paper, 4" x 7", summer 1977.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

You put so much into your buildings. You make them real and living and I will never get close to doing that!