"Set like a small cottage among the trees, it's a beautiful white affair with red trim. Inside the windows welcoming lights set the interior aglow." ~ Danny Garrett, restoration artist

Page 30 – boy who was sick (Artists & Illustrators perspective)

Danny Garrett  Austin, Texas

No illustrations and only a few illuminations, but still an interesting page.

The first and succeeding ‘Princess’ receive their usual crowns, but this time the first ‘April’ gets no illumination. The central illumination that follows is quite remarkable though. Here we have another ‘April’ appearing and this time the name gets a full treatment.

Page 30 - a new illumination of Princess April.  "Here we have another 'April' appearing and this time the name gets a full treatment. The image is a powerful vignette – a shining sun, raying up and over a field of blue flowers, all contained within an interesting blue and green frame" ~ Danny Garrett, restoration artist

“Here we have another ‘April’ appearing and this time the name gets a full treatment. The image is a powerful vignette – a shining sun, raying up and over a field of blue flowers, all contained within an interesting blue and green frame” ~ Danny Garrett, restoration artist

The image is a powerful vignette – a shining sun, raying up and over a field of blue flowers, all contained within an interesting blue and green frame

"Set like a small cottage among the trees, it's a beautiful white affair with red trim. Inside the windows welcoming lights set the interior aglow." ~ Danny Garrett, restoration artist

“Set like a small cottage among the trees, it’s a beautiful white affair with red trim. Inside the windows welcoming lights set the interior aglow.” ~ Danny Garrett, restoration artist

The succeeding illuminations pull the story forward. The first is of another house, only this time in a much more modest rendering. Set like a small cottage among the trees, it’s a beautiful white affair with red trim. Inside the windows welcoming lights set the interior aglow. The last illumination is of a march of flowers — daises — that sort of point the way ahead. These are beautiful watercolor renderings with soft pastel hues. Just remarkable.

 

Page 30 - Detail of daisies

“The last illumination is of a march of flowers — daises — that sort of point the way ahead.” ~ Danny Garrett, restoration artist

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Danny Garrett

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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