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Wednesday, July 21, 2010


As a kid I remember watching a Spanish import cartoon called "The World of David the Gnome" , based on the beautiful book about Gnomes by by the Dutch author Wil Huygen and illustrator Rien Poortvliet , which I had briefly seen some years before. The animation of the show wasn't great, but I loved the peek into this secret world. The antagonist of the show was often a group of trolls. Again the designs on the show left a lot to be desired but the beautiful watercolor paintings in the book depict trolls as haunted looking creatures, dirty and hairy with glowing eyes. I did the one below loosely based on those memories.

Here is some of Poortvliet's actual artwork that I found through the modern marvel of Google.

1 comment:

Brine Blank said...

Great troll depiction...nice character...the WC originals are super as well...great mood created with them...almost reminds me of the style of the Hobbitt cartoon from way back in the day...they used to show those cartoons every year but somewhere along the line they stopped...always found that a bit odd...especially with the Jackson movies...