Monday, November 28, 2011
"Round" Illustration Friday Challenge Nov 25/2011
Inspired by the Illustration Friday quote:
"A character who is thought out is not born, he or she is contrived. a born character is round, a thought-out character is flat". - Rex Stout
A conflict between flat and round characters came to mind, and obviously, the strength is in being round.
Round, yes. Nothing in the quote said anything about being WELL rounded...
And yet literary tradition and its contradictions kept creeping in to my mind as I drew. What about Alice, and the flat card characters? Some wonderful flat paper characters in Spirited Away came to mind. Despite their obviously contrived and created origins, their presence is real - and threatening.
I'm drawing a blank at the moment, but I 'm sure there are many, many more.