October 24, 2008

Ghost, Sailor Girl

Here is a little spirit I've been caring in my sketchbook for a month or two and she is almost ready for paint. I do believe her name is Cora Bell and she is a little ship wreck ghost. Cora Bell loves crisp cotton and ribbons (everything is so damp these days!)
Her favorite color is sea green. You can sometimes see her waving good bye from the deck of departing ships. This is probably not such a good omen.

Hopefully I'll have the painted version ready to share this weekend!

And I suppose everyone knew this but me! The new Alice film will be a mix of stop motion and live action by Tim Burton. Johnny Depp will play the Mad Hatter! Excuse me while my head explodes from glee!


Karen said...

Oh I can't wait for the Alice film!!!
I like your sailor girl. She has spooky eyes! :)

Artifax said...

You have such a lovely blog!

Can't wait for the new Alice either!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Spooky little sailor girl!
And we will be in line to see Alice!

FairiesNest said...

I hadn't heard that about the Alice film either! You just made my day!
I love the stories that go with you artwork, they are both wonderful!

Christina Silverio said...

This is incredible! The flow of her hair is just gorgeous; I can't wait to see the finished piece! :)

Athena's Armoury said...

Love the back story! Do you find that the story comes to you as you're working on a piece and getting to know the character or do you come up with the back story then create?

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Thank you friends :)

Athena, almost always the story comes as I work, unless I'm trying to illustrate a particular story. Then I still have to see where it leads :)