First, a brief announcement: The Quote the Raven website has decided not to have a Design Team at this time. I still love Edgar Allan Poe and I still love the monthly challenge from Quoth the Raven, so I will still be around and submit my work as I can. I hope you will continue to follow! And, now...
A new month brings a new challenge from the Quoth the Raven website. We are asked to pick one of Edgar Allan Poe's poems and to illustrate it. I thought this would be pretty simple, but found it, indeed, a challenge.
I picked Poe's poem Eulalie, a rather short poem and, as many of his poems, is said to have been written about his young bride Virginia Clemm Poe. I have used only the first few lines in my artwork below. You can read the entire poem here.
My first step in creating this project was to print my computer-generated text onto a piece of Ranger "specialty" stamping paper. Next, I stamped the Dream Girl image (from Unity Stamp Company) for my "yellow-haired young Eulalie." I then stamped the image again on scrap paper and cut it out. I "masked" the first image with the second and stamped the Poe image (from Lost Coast Designs) over it to make him appear to be in the background. I used my Distress Markers to color in the hair and add a bit of blue eye shadow.
Thanks for stopping by today and for taking a moment to leave a comment so that I will know you were here. I hope that you will find some time this month to play along with the POEtry challenge.