Friday, 23 August 2019

Teeny Tiny

My first Little Eed in many months, this one inspired by the Colour Collective challenge on twitter.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Eunsil Chun II

Eunsil Chun's watercolour illustration of Little Red with a fantastic patchwork wolf.

Monday, 19 August 2019

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Friday, 19 July 2019

Oleg Zotov

Oleg Konstantinovich Zotov's (1928-1984) 'The Girl and the Fox' fairytale has many of the same visual references of little Red Riding Hood, with its delightful delicate illustrations of nature

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Wolf Fascism, Wolf Populism . . . big bad wolf.

I was thinking today on the wolf that is threatening; the fascist, the popularist, I thought of its smile of sharpened teeth. The wolf and little red are the iconography that comes to me when I am dealing with evil and stress, the ageless struggle between good and evil.

Saturday, 29 June 2019

William W Denslow

W.W. Denslow's 1903 version of Little Red Riding Hood. In this version, the grandmother comes and beats the wolf and then red Ridinghood teaches him good manners.  I love the colour palette of this version and the blocks of red. 

William Wallace Denslow (1856-1915) was an illustrator and cartoonist, famous for his illustrations of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He seems to have been a very argumentative man, he was divorced three times and also fell out with Baum over the royalties for the stage production of The Wizard of Oz for which he designed the sets and costumes.
The royalties from the print and stage versions of The Wizard of Oz were sufficient to allow Denslow to purchase Bluck's Island, Bermuda and crown himself King Denslow I.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Kiyomi Saito

The difference is night and day, two versions of Kiyomi Saito's Little Red Ridinghood.