A Civilized Witch

There are worse things than spending a rainy winters morning drawing while listening to an audiobook.  I had fun with this drawing too, although it was more difficult choosing the colours for this witch. She is more civilized than Antjie Donder, and needed colder colours.


I cant wait to see these drawings printed.  I’m planning to sell digital prints of both the black and white and colour versions at the Grahamstown exhibition.  One more week before we leave so I’ll have to get moving if I want to get these printed in time!

Here are some details.  The crows were supposed to be the indigenous “Wit Bors Kraai”  we get here in South Africa. But apart from not having white breasts, these birds are not nearly bulky enough to be the indigenous kind.   I think these crows come from Europe, like their mistress.

I did manage to work in some roses into the drawing.  The drawing is based on a story called “Thorn Rose”, so the roses are quite important.  Roses and thorns are important, I should say!



7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jesse
    Jun 19, 2011 @ 15:40:58

    Both of these look amazing in colour.

  2. mashadutoit
    Jun 19, 2011 @ 15:45:23

    Thanks Jesse – I just hope they looks OK when printed. So tough to tell on a screen!

  3. normsnj-Jean
    Jun 19, 2011 @ 18:20:17

    It must be very rewarding being able to produce your own sketches for your stories. Good luck at Grahamstown.

  4. pavinee s
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 03:26:47

    Another beauty! Can’t wait to see your book 🙂

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  7. meliss
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 19:42:15

    Sheez! My hart spring sommer. Ek wil defs n print koop, vir Keeva se kamer.

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