Lacey Wright

Shy artist, aggressive writer, unrepentant nerd.

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

5/26/2014: For my drop cap project, I chose to focus on one of my favorite books as a younger reader - The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. I chose to go with L from the author's last name. It was definitely fun to go back through the book and read it over again. 

Here's a shabby picture of my word associations and general brain mess: 

And then here are almost all of the preliminary sketches I made: 

 

The lamp post is a big symbol around the books and the story, and has always been something that I associate with the tale. When I realized I'd be making an L, it was the first idea that popped into my head. 

The idea of winter vs spring is also a big concept in the books. The witch is the one who brings an eternal winter as a curse over the land of Narnia. And only when Aslan comes to their rescue is that curse broken by spring and summer. The icicles and flowers combo above is obvious. 

There's also a sequence in the book where Father Christmas gives the Pevensie children their Christmas gifts. These gifts are weapons to fight the coming battle with - For Peter, a sword and shield. For Susan - a bow and arrow. Lucy is also given a dagger and a healing cordial in a crystal bottle, but the sword and the arrow combine together for a rough L shape rather nicely. 

And then here, my final option. A more traditional drop cap, again based around the idea of winter and spring. 

At this point, I'm leaning either toward the first or fourth option as my favorites, but if anyone has any thoughts, I'd love to hear them. 

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