Okay here’s part one of my three-part concept painting for Jack and the Beanstalk. This is the morning scene.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Old illustrations for “Jack and the Beanstalk” (1914-1923)
I painted this a looooong time ago and found pictures of it, so take a gander, Tumblr!!! XD
There are big, tall, terrible, awesome, scary, wonderful giants in the sky!
Favorite fairytales from childhood?
Hansel and Gretel
Jack and the Beanstalk.
See, when I was a little girl I found princess fairy tales to be the least interesting. My favorites were the adventure stories. A set of siblings outsmarting their cannibalistic captor or a dude sneaking around the home of a giant quietly stealing his shit. I guess I just preferred more…active protagonists. Little girl!me would be damned if she was just going to sit in a tower and wait for someone to come get her.
I kinda like what that says about me. *smug smug smug*
But he took one step, and the ground fell away beneath him, and he tumbled, OOF, into Jack’s giant-trap. Jack stepped up smartly and swung his shovel: WHANG.
Jack the Giant-Killer, illustrated by Edward Gorey