Snow Queen

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Illustration, Portland Stage Company | 2 comments

What better way to battle the epic winter we’re having: working on a poster for The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. All this ice is brilliant inspiration.

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I drew a jagged ice palace in my sketchbook after a walk backshore.

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These are 4 of the rough ideas I showed to Portland Stage Company.

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During one of many blizzards, I got carried away with the idea of a snowflake mask.

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With winter blues swirling outside, I worked on a color version for a web banner.

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Another version includes the roses that pop up in the play.

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In my over 2o years of island living, I’ve not seen Casco Bay this frozen. Travels on the ferry now are literal ice breakers.

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The sketch with a reindeer got the nod. I showed a revised sketch next.

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And here’s the final:

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The Snow Queen is scheduled for Portland Stage’s 2015 holiday season. How many blizzards to go?

2 Comments

  1. Lovely Jamie! Perfect timing for the winter ice and the Snow Queen poster in tandem. You are amazing and so very creative. Thanks for shring it all with us.

  2. Dear Jamie, these are wonderful to see!!
    Thank you for taking us into your studio and sharing your creative progress with us.
    It’s inspiring to say the least.

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