land of literature
To commemorate the impending arrival of my nephew, Johnathan, I decided to paint a panoramic landscape featuring some of the most iconic characters from children’s literature interacting with each other in a conglomeration of fictional literature-scapes. By utilizing pen and ink, I wanted to capture and emulate the original illustrations' styles.
Also, to remain true to each character’s personality, I made sure that everyone participated in an activity they were known to enjoy that was indicative of how they typically behaved and treated others. Desiring to enhance the mural’s playful nature further, I hid fun ‘easter eggs’ throughout the painting as well.