©2009 Sharon Rosa Originally for the Illustration Friday theme, Theatre, but i was a bit (read: a full week) late finishing it. I guess it works for Hierarchy, too: one girl dominant, one submissive, stuck together forever. The line at the bottom is from The Theater by Sir John Falstaffe, describing Plato’s theory on how…
Book & Story Illustrations
Illustrations for books and short stories
Taken by the Enemy
©2009 Sharon Rosa Inspired by the Illustration Friday theme, Subtract, and the book Taken by the Enemy, in which a teenage boy is subtracted from his family by the Confederate army… Yes, it’s a bit of a stretch on the theme. This particular image is an experiment in working with a very limited colour scheme…
The Battle and the Breeze
©2009 Sharon Rosa Inspired by the Illustration Friday theme from several weeks ago, Breezy, and the book The Battle and the Breeze.
Australian Legendary Tales
©2009 Sharon Rosa Inspired by the Illustration Friday theme, Legendary, and the short story collection Australian Legendary Tales. This particular illustration is from “Bahloo the Moon and the Daens,” in which the moon god Bahloo asks some aborigines to carry his three “dogs” across a river.
The Complex Vision
©2009 Sharon Rosa For the Illustration Friday theme, Intricate, and the book The Complex Vision – some intricate eyes. Technically, The Complex Vision is a philosophy book. I think it ended up looking more fantasy. Well… i guess an argument could be made for philosophy and fantasy being the same thing…
©2009 Sharon Rosa I started this for the Illustration Friday theme, Instinct, based on the short story “Instinct” by George Oliver Smith. I did read the story before starting the illustration, but it’s been a couple of weeks and all i remember now is aliens are involved, humans are ridiculously stubborn, and sensory deprivation tanks…
©2009 Sharon Rosa Inspired by last week’s Illustration Friday theme, Celebrate, and The Complete Celebrated Crimes, a sort of abridged old-school version of Crime Library.
The Birth-Time of the World
©2009 Sharon Rosa Inspired by the Illustration Friday theme, Time, and The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays. Which is pretty hard to describe as anything other than a pile of scientific essays. Interesting, if you want to know what the latest scientific knowledge was in 1915. The blank version is also available…
The Flaw in the Sapphire
©2009 Sharon Rosa Last week’s Illustration Friday theme, Flawed, as another old book: The Flaw in the Sapphire.
©2009 Sharon Rosa Cover illustration for Darwin’s Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants. Would’ve been fun to photograph this set-up but i seem to be lacking in mountain climbing equipment and climbing plants.
Poems for Pale People
©2009 Sharon Rosa Inspired by (last week’s) Illustration Friday theme, Pale – an illustration for Poems for Pale People. Yet another cover for something a bit too short to really need one. I tried reading Poems for Pale People before doing this, but didn’t actually finish. I wouldn’t go so far as to say i…
Torn Canvas promo
©2009 Sharon Rosa This is a purposefully vague e-promo for myself, basically just a little starter ad so if i quite suddenly need to throw out something with my name and site on it, i’ve already got it. Kind of like using those really cheap print-it-yourself business cards until the nice ones come in from…
The Ant King
W00t. First illustration of ’09. Yeah, i’ve been slacking a bit. Time to get back to work. Starting off with a pile of book-cover illustrations for Creative Commons or public domain stories (up next: Poems for Pale People. Quite a random book.) This one’s based on Benjamin Rosenbaum’s short story, The Ant King. In theory…
“I wish it were as easy to stop hating… as it was to start…”– Chakotay to Janeway, ST:VOY / Nemesis I have had a very unproductive week.
The first sign that you’ve oversleptâ€¦ stuff starts growing on you. I couldn’t resist putting this up on CafePress – it’s not an alarm clock, but it tells time nonetheless.