Saturday, 21 August 2010

Mademoiselle De Maupin

This is the third (and final for now) of the illustrations I intend to make into screenprints. This is Mademoiselle De Maupin, Theophile Gautier's take on As You Like It, in which the title character disguises herself as Theodore in order to experience the side of men that they will only reveal to other men. She gets herself in a bit of a pickle though as she finds herself in something of a love triangle, trapped between d'Albert and Rosette who both fall completely and utterly in love with her.

Anyway, here she is at her window looking melancholy and wistfully picking at the petals of a yellow tulip. Poor dear.

Monday, 16 August 2010

I'm making some screenprints

I have a few exhibitions coming up and it has occurred to me that since my parents run a screen printing business, I ought really to try my hand at the art and produce some nice limited edition prints to sell.

Since I have recently become rather enamoured with Victorian French literature, I thought a good place to start would be to make some screen-print-friendly illustrations for the novels I have been reading.

And so here they are! Starting with Huysmans' A Rebours and Zola's Therese Raquin. These are just photoshop mockups and I will post the screenprints when they're done, if they are worth posting!