The text and paintings on The Trowbridge Chronicles are taken from the illustrated journal of Violet Trowbridge, a shrew that once lived in a village deep in the Olympic Rain Forest. Each new post will represent a portion of Mrs. Trowbridge’s journal.

Friday, April 27, 2007

REMEMBER? IT'S EPISODE 50!

Welcome to episode 50 of The Trowbridge Chronicles.

To commemorate this special episode, I'm giving away the sketch that Mrs. Trowbridge created for the painting below, Emperor Nang's palace at Shomu. It's signed by Mrs. T herself. All you have to do is leave a comment, and one of you will be chosen at random to win the preliminary sketch for this painting.

I found it difficult to leave poor Keno recuperating in the the palace infirmary, but I figured that he could use a few extra days of bed rest, after all that he's been through. We'll resume our story with the next episode. Of course, only one comment per person...no multiple entries. Contest ends at midnight, next Thursday night, May 3. Good luck...I hope YOU win!

41 comments:

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Bron, this is really terrific! This scene has real magical quality about it. The lighting is awesome. I hope I win! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Eric Smith said...

Wow!!!

Nicole said...

I am impressed by your Trowbridge Cronicles! Great work!

hatrabbit said...

Hi Bron,

This is wonderful, love the light coming down on the castle--great site you have here. Congratulations on the Blue Mug award :)

Nancy Bea said...

Wow, excellent work!

Alina Chau said...

Soooo magical!!

Diane Duda said...

How enchanting!!!

Tom Kidd said...

What a wonderful discovery this is and thank you for bringing it to us. I can only imagine the tiny pen and brushes that Mrs. Trowbridge used. Your scanner must be an especially high resolution one to capture all the detail of this delicate work.

It will take me some time but I will slowly go through these posts from the beginning. Right now I wanted to make sure I commented before the deadline. This is really quite nice. Congratulations on reaching 50!

the enigma said...

great castle! love the light shine on it.

Chickengirl said...

ooohhhh wow!

ValGalArt said...

Gosh I should be so lucky to win your art Bron! If I did I would treasure it always!!! Beautiful!

Emila Yusof said...

Great illustration! I love how the ray of light shining down the castle. The typo is great as well and suits the story.

IO = Me said...

Lovely work! I've been watching to see how Keno recovers :)

Suz

Kathleen Rietz said...

Hey Bron...I have visited your sites a couple of times. your work is really different..you create these magical worlds, and I admire your imagination!

Kate

Ginger*:)* said...

Dear Violet,
You always manage to capture the best of all your worlds. Traveling as you must have to create all of your wonderful illustrations must take a great deal of preparation and planning. I am so impressed by your interpretation of the Imperial City. What a collection of tiny cottages lie at the foot of the palace. The light from above is captured perfectly and the shining spires are aglow with the backdrop of those magnificent peaks. Thank you so much, Violet for sharing your work from week to week to week.

imwithsully said...

I really love castles and anything medieval or celtic. I was glad to find this work as I sometimes add similar posts to my own blog. Thanks for inspiring me to draw something else in this style. Great work.

david santos said...

Thanks for you work. You are master!
Have a good day

Doug said...

That light from above is called an effulgence. It is a fun word to use when you see this out in nature. Usually we just shout out "EFFULGENCES!" and point.

... sometimes, though, it is just a flying saucer...

Roger said...

Beautiful work here - very well done!

Mac McRae said...

Great stuff bron. Your work has an excellent friendliness to it. I really dig your pencil work too.

Paige Keiser said...

This scene takes me away - I love when pictures do that. Beautiful!

DianaDDunn said...

Wow ! This is beautiful and I loved visiting your website. I feel honored that someone with your talent took the time to comment on my Friday Illustration.
Thanks !!

nina seven said...

Bron -
I'm pretty new to IF, so I haven't been following your saga..I'll have to catch up-it's awesome. Your detailing is amazing and the story line is very intriging. We'll have to network, since we are so close (seattle)

The Tart said...

Pick me, pick me!!!! (Stolen quote from Shrek!)

Oh, I am crossing my toes & fingers, in hopes of winning one of Mrs. Trowbridge's drawings. Wow ... what a treat that would be!

Big happys smooches to Mrs. T & everyone in her lovely world,
The Tart
; *

Duncan said...

Beautiful detail - love all those brown houses and the light hitting the castle.

Kim Buchheit said...

this is beautiful! you've created a wonderful world here -- very moody and enchanting. what a talent!

suana said...

I like the detail and the effort you put into these Trowbridge Chronicles!

HARDWAX said...

"When the polar winds sweep across the desert", you are a poet as well as an artist of rare gifts Mrs. Trowbridge, but I knew that. Beautiful.

Michelle Lana said...

i just love your work bron...you rock.

Janice said...

Im really liking the layers of colours and the lights and the darks.... the two flames of red against the purple backdrop. The houses almost look like gold nuggets until you look closer . Like this piece!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

I hope I win (fingers crossed). We are all winners really, because we get to share in the adventures of Mrs. T and her ancestors.

studio lolo said...

Hmmm, Emperor Nang sits in his ivory tower and looks down on the little villagers. Doesn't seem right Violet! You've captured the scene beautifully, as always. I love the ominous, towering mountains and the chilly feel of this. And 50 posts! You should be very proud.

scribblesk said...

Violet Trowbridge is both a gifted artist and an asiduous chronicler! Kudos!

arvindh said...

this is cool!

karen lee said...

so gorgeous Bron - wow color - Karen Lee

paula said...

You have so much fun with TC, Bron. Congrats on episode 50!

AndyDoodler said...

Urrrg! I missed the contest deadline - but glad I didn't miss Episode 50! Awesome!

Tom Kidd said...

Hey, who won? I'll probably see the announcement at that very moment I post. Whenever I ask a client where my money is they always say it's in the mail so that's probably the case here.

md said...

looks very enchantings like a shrews sangrala (bad spelling)

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