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(186) Eloise Nouvelle - A Great Fall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, and now he has a Polaroid to remember it by!
I created this piece to put a fun and amusing lens on a classic story, but I wanted to keep the nostalgic illustrative style of Enid Blyton, who is a major inspiration of mine, well and truly present. This jolly character is dressed in a fuzzy scarf and hat to keep him warm in the blustery autumn breeze, while he sips a seasonal drink for a treat.
I used digital art tools to paint on top of the original page, and carefully chose colours that incorporated well into the limited but stylised palette of this vintage illustration. The modern details, such as the frozen drink and the Polaroid frame, transport the well-known character into another, more familiar modern age.
I wanted to keep this character as close to his well known origins as I could, while also inviting viewers to open their imaginations to a new spin on the classic rhyme.
Inspired by plants, nature, fairytales, stories, and classic illustrators, I create my art using a variety of mediums to capture the little characters and scenes I see peeking out of the nooks and crannies of my imagination everywhere I go!
My work almost always heavily features themes of wonder, whimsy, and childhood nostalgia while blending classic artistic techniques and more experimental methods to bring my unique pieces to life.
I love to create soft and fantastical landscapes in both digital painting and traditional, with a focus on colour, movement, and texture. Pillowy clouds, glittering light, towering mountains, sparkling seas, and mysterious forests spark my inspiration, so I am forever trying to incorporate and infuse these magical elements into all my work.
I enjoy collaging illustrations from work by authors/illustrators such as Shirley Barber, Enid Blyton, and Beatrix Potter, to reinvigorate the vintage characters and landscapes with new stories while respecting and cherishing the old.
I challenge myself to capture gentle and striking snapshots of a world that immerses the viewer and provokes a dreamy, childlike curiosity.
Link to Eloise’s Art Aviso profile HERE
Eloise was supplied with the following page from Newnes’ Pictorial Knowledge Encyclopedia:
Fun with Colours.
Fig 11 & Fig 12.