Thursday, September 13, 2007

Full Page

Well, I've shown bits and pieces of these so far, but here are the entire images for a couple of those new portfolio pieces:





Sorry about the small images! You probably have to click on these to see any kind of detail.

The text for the juggler illustration was written by the inimitable Gwen Adams -I hope she doesn't mind my posting it here!

15 comments:

Jake said...

Wow! Nice pieces, Ben. Do tell us when it's published.

WondrousPilgrim said...

Oh, ben! I LOVE the juggling light! beautiful!

Angela said...

Both of these pieces are superb, Ben!

anna said...

Ben, the room remember me the old "laboratorio" of my father! Great!

Ben hatke said...

Grazie, Anna!

And which Jake is that?

I think I'll have a couple of similar pieces to post soon but things are busy these days!

Abigail said...

Wonderful pieces; that top one is really magical!

Ben Hatke said...

Thanks Abigail! I noticed that you have some really great stuff on your blog these days too. That painted lantern is fantastic.

Jake said...

oops, it's Jake Parker.

Ben Hatke said...

Hooray! I thought that was Jake Parker.

Everybody go look at Jake's artwork over at agent44.com -or his new site roboready.com

!!

Mindi said...

Rats! Rats! I LOVE rats! What's the story behind the "kids with rats"? (other than it looks like something that would happen in my house)

Ben Hatke said...

Well, the Folletto, the Eagle picture and the Mouse King picture all go together. They accompany a story I wrote.

I'm thinking of posting the whole story online, but I'm not sure... I'm a little more bashful about writing than I am about drawings.

Mindi said...

Mouse King? Mice aren't smart enough to use tools. Rats are. ;)

(I've got pet mice and rats) Love the picture either way.

Ben Hatke said...

Well, they do look pretty ratty.

Christina said...

Wow...the juggler drawing is lovely but the writing is what really pulled me in.
Have you posted that story you wrote yet?

Ben Hatke said...

The juggler story remains a dream project.

The other story, a girl's quest to get back her stolen voice, remains on my hard drive. Perhaps never to be shown..