Lost – Hide and Seek in Color – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor and Prismacolor Fine Art Pen

“We find it hard to believe that other people’s thoughts are as silly as our own, but they probably are.”
James Harvey Robinson

I find that quote strangely comforting. This quote came from my little book “Believing in Myself” by Earnie Larsen and Carol Hegarty. They go on to say, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, if we remember, turned out to be a nervous little man shouting through a megaphone. He wasn’t braver than the Lion or smarter than the Scarecrow or more loving than the Tin Man. He was just like them; his wizardry was just an illusion. Much of the superiority we accord to others is illusion, too.”


Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Lost – Hide and Seek in Color – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor and Prismacolor Fine Art Pen

The link to the black and white version is here.  This was fun!  I spent way more time coloring it in than I did drawing it.  I didn’t re-ink the small details in the background, so they would fade back, but I’m not sure if that was the right choice.  Should I outline in ink again?

It’s a little easier to spot the cat and bearded dragon in this version.  😀

James Harvey Robinson, (born June 29, 1863, Bloomington, Ill., U.S.—died Feb. 16, 1936, New York City), U.S. historian, one of the founders of the “new history” that greatly broadened the scope of historical scholarship in relation to the social sciences.

The son of a bank president, Robinson went to Europe for a short while in 1882 and returned to work briefly in his father’s bank. He entered Harvard in 1884, earning his M.A. in 1888. After further study at the universities of Strassburg and Freiburg, he received his Ph.D. at Freiburg (1890) and began teaching European history at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in 1891. Four years later he moved to Columbia University.

Source:  britannica.com

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Phyllis Dobbs
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 10:03:25

    I love it and the colors! The nature is so soothing. I also love reading the quotes as much as I enjoy your art.


  2. Carol King
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 17:11:43

    Wow! That’s all I can say is Wow!. Ok, I have more to say. This is incredible. I loved the black and white one and now you’ve really wowed me with this color version. I have to say I agree with the others. Leave it as is.


  3. afternoonartist
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 21:00:47

    I think it’s perfect just the way it is.


  4. lesliepaints
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 13:18:13

    Very cool, Beth! I came over, today, hoping that I’d see the colored in version. No. My vote is not to outline background again. I like this as is. Good job!


  5. Cindy D
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 11:10:10

    Wow! I really love the earthy colors. Looks so great!


  6. Joan T
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 09:15:19

    Good grief….I’ve sure missed a lot here!!! I don’t know where my time is going this summer. You would think that being home I’d have more time to check blogs than when I was away in Italy, but no! Just super pieces…I’m loving the ones of your hometown!!!!


  7. just4crafters
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 08:53:41

    Love the colors!!!! You could re-ink the background details but it looks pretty good now. It’s a tough call. But no matter what you end up doing, your work is always fantastic!! I love it!! ~Sophia


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