Best Friends


I came across this recently when I was moving. I must have painted it 30 years ago, before art school. It turns out that "Arha & Penthe" are 2 characters from Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea Trilogy, from the 2nd book, The Tombs of Atuan. They were indeed best friends. I don't remember reading the book but it must have made an impression at the time. I think this must be the first "illustration" I ever did.

2 comments:

June said...

Ellen, it is charming :o)

It would be very interesting to see other members 'old' pieces of artwork from before we became real illustrators.
I might save that idea for another blog 'theme'.

John said...

This has an innocent charm all to it's own Ellen. Strange how often we spend developing years striving to be good, then the rest of our career trying to recover the transient qualities seen through a child's eyes.

How old were you when you did this?