” . . . a great she-bear came up, and carried off one child unto her distant lair.”
And as she fled, weighed down by grief and sense of cruel scorn,
Lo, in the forest two fair sons to Bellisant were born;
But while her servant went to buy some food, a great she-bear
Came up, and carried off one child unto her distant lair.
Poor Bellisant ran after her, with many a sigh and moan;
In vain, – and when she turned again, the other child was gone!
VALENTINE AND ORSON
The Three Bear’s Picture Book
Illustrated by Walter Crane.
George Routledge and Sons: London & New York. CA 1899.
4 thoughts on “The Other Child Was Gone!”
What a well-crafted picture. The colouring is perfectlion too!
Thank you James.
I am so glad you commented on the coloring – it is very difficult to know what will look right given so many viewing possibilities and screens. If you ever have any additional feedback for me on how an image looks, I would be grateful – too yellow, too dark, too light . . . Just if it strikes you and you have a moment. I’d like to improve the appearance of the images – I work hard with Photoshop, but I am no expert.
I feel very pleased to know it looked good and happy you let me know – you wouldn’t believe how the image started out.
PS This image is one of my favorites – it just gets me – with the giant she-bear and the tiny twins!
It would be great to see the starting image, to see the whole renovation process. I think you got the colour balance spot on here!
I agree with you the transformation of an old illustration “back” to the vibrant image it likely was is interesting – I will give it a try – but for right now I am muddling through learning about the possibilities and limitations of WP.com. It seems a very constricted setup, but then I know so little I am a poor judge. Thank you for your encouragement it means a great deal to me.