Saturday, December 08, 2007
"Match Girl" explorations...
The current project on the Gum or Mints blog is designing characters inspired by The Little Match Girl. I don't know if you're familiar with this tale, but it's pretty grim. It tells of a little girl forced by her abusive father to sell matches on the street during a freezing snow storm. The little girl sees the image of her dead grandmother before succumbing to the elements and joining the only person who truly loved her in the afterlife. No mention of the mother, so I'm assuming she fearfully stood by while the poor little girl was being traumatized.
In my version the little girl ties up her father while he's taking a nap and gives him the ultimate hot-foot.
I'll keep posting new sketches here, and the final art on Gum or Mints.