This is my piece for an upcoming show at Gallery Nucleus, Not in Kansas Anymore: A Tribute to the Wizard 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...
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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.