Monday, May 6, 2013

Tribute to Stormalong


I was updating some portfolios last weekend and found a series of paintings I did a couple of years back for the American Fable Stormalong. The story of Alfred Bulltop Stormalong who begins life as a larger than life abandoned baby who is raised by an entire harbor town. He was hauled back to town in a wheelbarrow and continued to grow until he was as large as a whale. Stormy then goes on to have all sorts of adventures as a sailor on the high seas. In the end, a statue is erected in the town square
as a tribute to his legacy. I have enjoyed American Tall Tales since I first heard the Paul Bunyan legend, but I was not as familiar with this one. I did a total of nine images for this story that was included in a reading anthology textbook for elementary aged students. I'll post some of the others I have not posted before later this week.

4 comments:

Guto de Oliveira said...

very beauty
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Greg Newbold said...

Muito Obrigado Guto! Seja Bem vindo ao meu blog.

Cindy D. said...

Terrific illustration - wonderful detail and contrast and composition. And what a cool story!

Greg Newbold said...

Thanks Cindy!