Terrible Yellow Eyes

“Where are the Wild Things?”

I was so thrilled and honored to be invited by Cory Godbey to contribute an illustration to his blog Terrible Yellow Eyes. Terrible Yellow Eyes is a blog that features artwork from many wonderful artists who all have a love for Maurice Sendak’s, Where the Wild Things Are.  If you haven’t checked it out you should!  Not only because I’ve made it there (ha!) but because it has a ton of amazing artwork!

My brain went in all directions when trying to come up with my interpretation for TYE.  There are so many possibilities, but having come into the project several weeks after it had started, a lot of great images have already been made.  I didn’t want to do something that had already been done!  I just love the little boy, Max, who is so mischievous and bold!  And the monsters, while obviously scary, wither under his unyielding gaze!  Well, I’m sure that part of the Wild Rumpus would have been a rousing game of hide and seek and that’s what I was trying to show in ‘Where are the Wild Things?’

Thanks, Mr. Sendak, for such a wonderful book!