In our most recent installment of the Disney Fairies series, the Fairies of Pixie Hollow travel to the mainland (rural England) and set up a Fairy Camp.
The seasonal ritual comes with the logistical challenge of transporting large stores of Pixie Dust (which fuels fairy flight) as well as Tinker Bell’s mount, a mouse named Cheese. Although I enjoyed working on a lot of period, man-made objects, I love the magical stuff the most and these props definitely have the magic.
I’m always looking for ways to “plus” the line art with my paintings. In this case, I added the spiral design on the side of the carrier.
I like the idea that the fairies just love and respect all living things so much that they would go to the extra effort of decorating what is the fairy equivalent of a man-made horse trailer.
Cheese Carrier :: line art by Ron Roesch and painting by me. Art direction by Fred Warter.
Below are images of Terence’s Pixie Dust Carrier. This thing was a real challenge to paint. The carvings look like the inside of a gourd, but they had to emit the glow of the Pixie Dust. The cap has a glass component through which you can see the glowing Pixie Dust.
When painting transparency, reflection and multiple light sources, one must simplify. Less is more.
Terence’s Pixie Dust Carrier :: line art by Benoit LePennec and painting by me. Art direction by Fred Warter.