Raven's Flight by klowe
It started out with a drawing of the girl in my sketchbook. I had been listening to the rendition of "Tam Lin" by Steeleye Span, and had one of those /neeeeeds/ to draw the poem. (You can see it on my sketchbook page). I drew the background separately, while listening to Larry Elmore lecture at Leprecon 2003. When I transfered the sketches and re-drew the figure, my husband complained that the girl's expression looked pathetic. My argument that Janet /should/ look pathetic after she's met (and 'known' in the Biblical sense) Tam Lin... Well, my husband was not impressed. I re-vamped her look, going for someone with a backbone and a secret. And then I started the color comps, and a green cloak and yellow hair (Janet's colors in the poem) just didn't look good. So... It's not an illustration of Tam Lin any more. While painting it, I was thinking that the girl is a raven. Perhaps she's the raven that's seen flying down from the roof.