Random request week result #2 for
Brief was to create "something with Lucy and Aslan from the Chronicles of Narnia? maybe her and Aslan hugging? really anything with them. ...it would also be great if you made them look like how they are portrayed in the movies ... ".
Funny coincidence that I got to draw Narnia-themed stuff again for a random request week (and I got a few requests for other Narnia-related pieces). Not that I mind, I loved the books as a kid. First I wanted to draw the cute little Lucy of the first movie for this, make it a happy hug but the more I thought about Narnia the more I didn't want that. The one thing that always struck me about Narnia was the tough lesson it gave to children on dealing with how to let go and say goodbye. Part of me always wanted to scream that it's not fair, Narnians get to live there always yet the human children visiting once they grow too big they can't go back. When I did the last Narnia request piece with Aslan and Susan I got a lot of comments about how "how could you draw Susan, she's such a traitor/forgot Narnia" yet is denial not just one of many coping mechanisms when you lose something you love beyond all else? It wasn't something the children were told off the bat, for all of them there came a moment when it clicked; that some day all of it would end and they would never see Aslan or anyone else again. So it had to be a slightly older Lucy who would understand the loss.
Brown and white ink, watercolours.