It is just a beautiful little illustration of Misery at twilight searching the forest and fields for April. Flowers, weeds, stars and a distant landscape combine with Fairy Misery to really set a mood.

Page 28 – One must first do three good deeds (Artists & Illustrator’s perspective)

by Danny Garrett
Austin, Texas

This page is rich in illuminations and has one very nice small illustration with a decided horizontal bias.

The illuminations are standard, with two dramatic exceptions. We have two coronets accompanying two “Princess”, and one evil ‘coronet and black star of “Fairy Misery.” The other two illuminations are spectacular.

The first is the stunning illumination of two trees meant to represent the shadowed forest.

The first is the stunning illumination of two trees meant to represent the shadowed forest.

The first is the stunning illumination of two trees meant to represent the shadowed forest. These are just beautiful – though dark – water color renderings and dominate the page, illumination-wise.

The second is the rainbow with rays at the bottom of the page, signaturing a slide to  “Fairyland.

The second is the rainbow with rays at the bottom of the page, signaturing a slide to “Fairyland.

The second is the rainbow with rays at the bottom of the page, signaturing a slide to “Fairyland.”

 

 

 

 

 

The illustration easily carries the visual weight here – both because it is centered, and because it is framed. Even though the frame is a light blue, it sets the image off from the others on this page. It is just a beautiful little illustration of Misery at twilight searching the forest and fields for April. Flowers, weeds, stars and a distant landscape combine with Fairy Misery to really set a mood.

It is just a beautiful little illustration of Misery at twilight searching the forest and fields for April. Flowers, weeds, stars and a distant landscape combine with Fairy Misery to really set a mood.

It is just a beautiful little illustration of Misery at twilight searching the forest and fields for April. Flowers, weeds, stars and a distant landscape combine with Fairy Misery to really set a mood.

 

 

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About Danny Garrett

Danny Garrett, Digital Restoration Artist for "Princess April Morning-Glory" Danny Garrett is best known for his contributions to music ephemera of Austin, Texas, especially in its heady early days in the 1970s. His pen & ink poster portraiture advertising the latest shows were a must-have addition to any blues-lover who saw such greats as Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, and so many more at the legendary Antones nightclub.As computers came of age, Danny adapted and began working for digital game companies, later transitioning to teaching both traditional and digital art. While holding a tenured position at Auckland University of Technology in the Graphic Arts Dept., Danny developed digital techniques to restore Letitia’s artwork to its full glory, and render the previously unprintable pages, printable. Second only to Letitia, we would not finally be reading copies of Princess April Morning-Glory had Danny not graciously volunteered to take this project on.

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