Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Old Man of Dumbree, Lady Bug Magazine

     Well Carus publishing did it again.  They blew me out of the water with the handling of a recent illustration.  The Old Man of Dumbree looks great and I hope the photos that I took give you all a sense of how well the printing looks.

The Old Man of Dumbree, Digitally Colored Drawing


     I had a lot of fun interpreting the text of this poem.  I thought the tension between the mischievous mice and the owls sense of propriety would make for a humorous scene.

     Good luck to those mice should the Old Man of Dumbree ever have to excuse himself to the bathroom.


The Old Man of Dumbree
by Edward Lear

There was an old man of Dumbree,
Who taught little owls to drink tea;
For he said, "To eat mice, is not proper or nice,"
That amiable man of Dumbree