Monday, April 05, 2021

the replacements

I redid the rejected artwork, and it got accepted.  I had to suck all the joy and humor out of the pictures, but if that's what it takes to make something publishable and scandal-free, then that's what it takes.  So here are the new pics for the "Joan of Arc" and "Heart" chapters:

Nice, solemn, and boring—the way we loykes it, Precious.*

This is why serious artists don't do design-by-committee.


*In case you're wondering whether there are copyright issues, the image of Joan comes from a picture done way back in 1903, so I'm pretty sure we're past any 50-year statute of copyright limitations.  As for the background image of the Battle of Agincourt (Joan of Arc would've been three at the time, so yeah—anachronism)... I couldn't find the date for that one, but it was described by one site as a "vintage carving."  Emphasis on vintage, I'm sure.  I've also altered both images rather significantly, so there's no danger of my being accused of trying to purvey the original versions of these images.  In other words, I don't think we're going to get an angry knock on the door anytime soon.

1 comment:

John Mac said...

I'd say two out of ten ain't bad at all. The originals were more fun, but I can see the point that they might distract from the purpose of the questions asked in the textbook.

And you can tell the boss that the "Temple of Doom" original is how you felt when he rejected your artwork...