Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Little Dedo - Definately not "FIERCE"

The "Legend" of Dedo

Illustration Friday Prompt for June 27- "Fierce"
This is the story of a Gargoyle that was created NOT to look "fierce" like the other gargoyles...

"It all began in Paris when the Notre Dame Cathedral was being built, rising majestically stone by stone towards the heavens. It was custom to top each structure with a menacing gargoyle, who protected the cathedral by warding off evil spirits.

Marie Therese, a nun from a tiny convent in Provence, disliked the evil-looking gargoyles on the new cathedral, sitting so close to the heavens.

Disguised as a man, she trekked on foot to Paris, entered the work site, and quickly carved a small block into a lovable, protective creature. She placed her creature, with its pointy ears and human-like feet, on the highest roof, visible only to God Himself.

It was undiscovered for centuries until a small boy, lost in the labyrinthine structure, stumbled off a ledge and rolled down a roof into the arms of the littlest gargoyle, perched quietly on a ledge. Since that time, Marie Therese's creature was affectionately known as Little Dedo, the gargoyle with the crossed toes."


Connie said...

I enlarged this image to see how you did it and it's amazing. Somehow the technique fits the serene image. All of this is enhance by the charming narrative. Thank you for adding to my day!

Ellen said...

Connie, This was done in pen and ink. Pointalism to be more precise. It took about 4 hours total. Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Loni Edwards said...

What a great idea! I have always admired pointalism. I've tried it myself a few times, but just on tiny pieces. This is wonderful! Excellent job Ellen!

Flying Colors said...

It's amazing what one discovers by visiting and checking the comments.
Your drawing is son painstaking with such a lovable criature.
This is a blessed post!
Wonderful site. Thank you... :) :)

Anonymous said...

you fiercely did it! :D

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