Tuesday, March 05, 2013

ozma of oz



I chose a character from the books, ALL of which I have read.  It was a while ago (like twenty years give or take a few), so I don't super duper remember all the details, but I DO remember being really impressed with Ozma of Oz, the immortal girl ruler of the Land of Oz.  Here's my own version of her:


When I posted this on tumblr someone commented about how Ozma always has dark hair in the books.  Two things crossed my mind: do people on tumblr realize that _I_ posted this, and it's my own work, and that I can see their comments??  Helloooooo.  And also, this is MY version of Ozma, and in my version she is blonde and wears pink high tops with mismatched socks, so there.  


This is the post-it note that I sketched this painting on.  It is post-it note sized!









Here's a few instagram shots of sketches from my sketchbook:  to the left is my version of Dorothy...







Another little Ozma...


By the by, I'm missbrigette on instagram if you wanna be kept up to date on my dog pictures, cat pictures, shoe pictures, CalArts pictures, and occasional sketch pictures.







And a couple more Ozma sketches.  I really like this composition on the right, but I wanted to show more of her than just her head.  Think I'll put this idea in my pocket and use it another time.

12 comments:

Hannah Tuohy said...

Beautiful! The poppies are lovely!

Ms. Dee said...

It's so perfect! Absolutely beautiful.
Also, it seems like a lot of people on tumblr are needlessly rude.

rose-a-petits-pois said...

I love this painting. It's quirky yet adorable !

Cindy said...

Ooh, I really love the last one as well. Good idea to keep it for another time--it's too good not to use :)

Gaia Marfurt said...

I find this Ozma really lovely! I could read only two books of Oz, because the others were never translated in italian! :)
I love the red poppies!

Kristina Bustamante said...

I am so going to that show. I can never resist an opportunity to see your beautiful paintings in person.

Michaele Razi said...

Ozma is gorgeous! Love it!

Nicholas Hong said...

super lovely! love your foliage design >.<!

Alicia E said...

These are soooo lovely!!!

pakoto said...

love it! great sketches!

Hanna Petersson said...

Really pretty, I like her shoes!

J. L. Bell said...

When Ozma first appears in The Marvelous Land of Oz, Baum wrote that her hair was "ruddy gold." John R. Neill indeed later drew Ozma with black hair (to contrast Dorothy's blonde hair), but the books are, as usual, not totally consistent on details. What's important is the spirit.