The Wizard is adapted from a story originally published in 1976. Mr. Prelutsky's rhyme combined with Mr Dorman's illustrations make this story a real page turner as the book opens you are invited into a seemingly ordinary suburban cul-de-sac with one very odd house at the end. The wizard stands at his window deciding what to do that day when he spies a bullfrog... There is a lovely surprise ending and the duo of Prelutzsky and Dorman leave the young reader with curiosity instead of fear as you turn the pages to discover what evil deeds the wizard is up to.
I found Mr. Dorman's illustrations so perfect for practicing my Make Your Marks Make Your Splashes water colour sessions run by Mark G. Mitchell. Here are two of my attempts to copy digital art with traditional media. They are thumbnails of the larger version I'm working on.
|The Wizard my version from Brandon Dorman's work NFS -this was a leaning purposes only exercise|
|The Bullfrog my version from Brandon Dorman's work. NFS - stricktly for learning purposes|
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