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.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

THE WALLS HAVE EYES

Many of you are beginning to wonder how long Shrew Khan can "hold the fort" at Giloh. After all, Keno's rescue mission has stretched out over several long weeks. But let's put things in perspective. Think of the Khan Chronicles as "24", with shrews. Because the episodes are so short, only a few hours of "real time" can span several weeks of episodes.

On the other hand, I don't blame you you starting to worry about Shrew Khan and his regiment, while Keno is sitting in Emperor Nang's dungeon. And this episodes brings with it even more to be concerned about, as you will soon see. But don't snap just yet. Hang on a little while longer, and things will somehow resolve themselves...I hope. The saga continues...



I enjoy looking at Mrs. Trowbridge's preliminary sketches. She always did very careful charcoal sketches before beginning her paintings. I wish you could see the originals. I thought I would share with you the sketch that she did of Emperor Nang's guard. Note some of the changes betweeen the sketch and the final art. She added straps to the sandals, and a few other details.

12 comments:

JO said...

Saga and drawings are always a joy, but this is fabulous to see the original sketches. Thanks.

Doug said...

I sure hope that packet was Sweet'N Low...

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Very exciting, and wonderful! Keep 'em coming.

Michelle Lana said...

ooooh...love this one... I like the bottom sketch too! Great work~

Ammon said...

This is so much fun. Great piece again.

Ginger*:)* said...

Can it be that Keno could have planned to poison the emperor? Is this just a SHREWED lie by those who in fact intend to poison the emperor.

The sketch along with the paintings and text are wonderful.

md said...

lov the sketch and the drwg and if u going to go might as well be drinking a ice cold shew brew lol

hart said...

Awesome!! Looks authentic - like it came out from a story book. Great work done here!
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Alina Chau said...

Great soldier!! AWESOME!

studio lolo said...

I don't know how I missed this episode. I'm glad I was dancing around on here this morning. I love seeing the prelim sketch! I thought you did a lot of this on the computer. I have no idea how computer programs work...some of them have fooled me completely!I love that you even do the calligraphy! I'm glad Mrs. Trowbridge decided to lose the eyebrows on the guard. He looks more ominous with the helmet low on his brow. Nice strappy sandals too!

imwithsully said...

I may be crazy, but I am in love with the prelimary sketches. To me, they look so wonderful without color. I would love to see more of those pencils.

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Stunning drawing, Fun to see the shape of the face change to more mole like in the finished piece