My true love went riding out in white, and green, and gray
Past the pale of Offa’s wall where she was want to stray…
Absolutely love the album! Ever since first hearing it about a year ago I’ve wanted to do something like this with Margaret and the rest of the cast.
And here is my cast for the Hazards of Love!
At the top we have the Queen of the forest.
Next William and then his Margaret - the star crossed lovers.
Then the villan of the epic - the Rake.
Watch this space for collagessssss. Woo!
so I made lenni something pretty for Christmas.
The Decemberists, Hazards of Love
Father, don’t you fear
Your children all are here to sing “Ooohh, the Hazards of Love”
Went back and spent some time polishing up that Hazards of Love piece from a while ago. I don’t ‘finish’ stuff very often, and it’s amazing to me how much can happen just by digging in and spending time on those final touch-up stages. It’s really rewarding seeing an image come together :)
I may have gone a little overboard with this one - but here it is! The Queen from the Decemberists incredible Hazards of Love album, done for the winner of last week’s follower art giveaway, Foxears. Thanks for the great request!! Hope you enjoy it :)
Also included the thumbnails and prep sketching I did, just for fun. The whole tiger thing bears zero relation to the actual Hazards of Love story, except for the fact that Colin Meloy’s weird singing accent made me think he was saying “tiger” instead of “taiga”, resulting in much confusion for many years of listening until I finally looked up the damn lyrics.
this is a gift, it comes with a price
Skeptical spectacled selfie. Because why not