The lady of Shalott
This is my interpretation of Tennyson's poem. Rather than have her sadly resigned to her doom, I thought I would have her enjoying the view around her. Well, she had been shut away a long time and with no direct view of the world outside, so perhaps she would have derived some enjoyment from this final venture outdoors.
A2 size drawing (59.4 x 42 cms). All done in pencil.
Link to work in progress [link]
Stock credits, many thanks to the following:
The background was greatly based on a photo by
Fox (yes, there is a fox somewhere!)
Swan - thanks to
no single images were used for the remaining animals, I used bits from several photos or invented parts.