Saturday, August 25, 2012

Dickens - Sara Kahn

Sara Kahn's illustrations based upon a short story by Charles Dickens


What I like about this short story from Dickens, is the way he establishes an emotional rhythm.

Later, I found out that a literary critic: Brander Matthews thought that this is one of Dickens' best short stories. He thought that it was closest to Dickens' heart since it was written two years after Dickens' sister died. http://www.bartleby.com/195/1012.html

In my researches for Dickens, I also found two other interesting websites:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unKuZ2wlNdw 
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/Resources/app/Dickens_webpage/index.html


Here are my three illustrations for this story: They are 24"x 30" framed, I made them with watercolor pencils, gouache and acrylic paints.

Illustration for  Charles Dickens' Short story: "A Child's Dream of a Star" © Sara Kahn

Illustration for  Charles Dickens' Short story: "A Child's Dream of a Star"  © Sara Kahn

Illustration for  Charles Dickens' Short story: "A Child's Dream of a Star"  © Sara Kahn

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