Thursday, September 3, 2009

Victorian Characters in Search of a Novel

This week, Lisa posted my book "Characters in Search of a Novel" at Ten Two Studios. This was made for a design team challenge to use manila envelopes and tabbed pages, and I wanted to incorporate the Color Me Victorians collage set.

Each manila envelope is attached to a tabbed page and contains a character bookmark. I had fun assigning themes and archetypes. Some text was from the collage set; some I printed from my computer or wrote on the tabs: Romance & Revolution, Hero & Villain - all those archetypes.
Victorian Characters in Search of a Novel #2
The best part, of course, was coloring all the Victorian sketches! Literary child's play?
Victorian Characters in Search of a Novel #3
The background text on the bookmark tags was from an old copy of Silas Marner.
Victorian Characters - Destiny TagVictorian Characters - Nemesis Tag
All the fun of English literature without having to write a meaningful essay about it!

7 comments:

Michele said...

Oh my god, I want to do this! All the fun of English literature without having to write an essay is just what I was thinking. It would be so fun to do something like this with folk heroes or mythological creatures. But, hmmm, maybe I should finish my thesis first :)

vintagepix said...

I bet your thesis committee would enjoy an illustrated & interactive art project so much more than a bunch of words on paper :D

Terri Kahrs said...

Carolyn, these are BEYond FABulous!!! Each one is so detailed and special, and the colors are fantastic! Gorgeous work! Hugs, Terri xoxo

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Terri! :D

pippasmom said...

What a cool book concept! I love them and would really like to see a tutorial sometime - just showing your steps. So fun!

juanita de la vega said...

Carolyn, these are absolutely G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!
Wow! What a talent!!!

vintagepix said...

Thanks, Laura & Juanita!
@Laura - not sure I could do a tutorial per se since I tend to make it up as I go along. :D

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