You may remember that I’ve done some illustration work for the online fiction magazine Fictive Dream. I love working for editor Laura Black and I also love being involved in the world of short fiction in this way. I’ve found the process of reading a story and turning it to something visual to be really satisfying in a way I can’t quite describe – there’s the challenge of “seeing” what the words say and then conveying it that I love.
Recently Laura asked me if I would illustrate an upcoming story for the magazine. I was happy to do so. The story, Diary of a Table by Tamar Hodes, appears today at Fictive Dream.
I usually create more than one image so that Laura has a choice. This time, though, the illustration required only one take – the story made its wishes clear to me!
Before you view the art, though, here’s more info if you are interested in seeing past works of illustration for Fictive Dream – I’ve given a few links and if you want to know more, search my blog under the topic: Fictive Dream.
And…here are links to the events at the magazine’s site, Fictive Dream.
Now, here is the image. Go to Fictive Dream and read the story – see how the artwork fits in.
That’s a lovely story. We all live in our own narratives.
The table top you’ve made is just right. (K)
Thank you. I enjoyed illustrating this story. I like the subject, the table, and the story was very helpful in giving me a direction to go with the art! (some are not – not every story is very visual or has much imagery, as you know, but you don’t always think of it unless you need to “see” it with your pen and ink).
This was a most interesting story and your illustration is perfect.
The was a most interesting story and your illustration is perfect.
Thanks. I found this one pretty easy to get an idea, and it had lots of detail and images. Plus, I like drawing furniture!
Your art works so well illustrating stories! A great read too.
Thank you. This story was a nice one to illustrate, full of images.
I thought your artwork illustrated The Diary of a Table perfectly. And thank you to all above who have also commented on the story. Thank you, Claudia.
This one was fun to do. I admit to loving to draw furniture, so the title character really appealed to me, and the story had lots of visual interest to work with.