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Scott Gustafson - THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT
by Scott Gustafson

Original Retail Price $125.00

LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Limited Edition of: 950
Image Size: 14 1/4"w x 17"h.
Published: June 1997


Limited quantities available





"I've been meaning to do this image for a long time. In fact, I've been wanting to do it since I was a little kid, after seeing a great cartoon version of it. I have sketches of it from throughout my fine art career.

"If you look beyond the surface, it's one of the more romantic poems in children's literature and that's the mood I wanted to reflect. I tried to make them look like they are in love and it was fun to play around with the night time light sources."


Scott Gustafson
Storytelling through pictures has always held a certain fascination for Scott Gustafson; be they the moving images in animated cartoons, or the epic illustrations of N. C. Wyeth. Upon entering the Chicago Academy of Fine Art, Scott was 99% sure that he wanted to become an animator, but it was that 1% that ultimately drew him more and more into the world of stretched canvas and oil paint. "As an animator, "Gustafson says, "your contribution to a given film is, by necessity, limited to whatever character you've been assigned. But as an illustrator, you're responsible for locations, sets, costumes, props, lighting and character designs, not to mention the overall mood and emotion of a given painting. It's about the best job there is." Over the nearly twenty-five years that span his career, he has had the opportunity to fulfill commissions for a number of varied clients and publishers such as Celestial Seasonings, Playboy magazine, Saturday Evening Post, The Bradford Exchange, DreamWorks and The Greenwich Workshop. His illustrated books include The Night Before Christmas, Peter Pan, Nutcracker, as well as two original titles, Animal Orchestra and Alphabet Soup. His newest release, Classic Fairy Tales, was recently awarded a Chesley award for best interior book illustrations from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists and is currently in its third printing.

 

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