(UPDATED SEPT 28 2010)
In an effort to get signatures to those requesting them, I spent today fiddling with a bookplate design.
The subject matter here is the legendary figure of the Sslîạ, complete with Cịsrym Tạ (at feet).
There should be enough room underneath for me to scrawl my hideous doctor’s-prescription-type signature. Let me know if you like it — or don’t.
UPDATE (September 28th)
I have finalized art on the bookplates and decided on 4 inches wide, 5 1/2 inches tall. The image below represents, hopefully, something close to what they will look like printed. Fans of Gustave Doré, will note that I used his lovely, moody image of Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden and tinkered with it until I got what I wanted: some facsimile of an engraving you might find in the world of Adummim detailing the myth of the Sslîạ…perhaps found in an old book that Sena herself dug out of a library in Iycestoke. Nerd out! \o/
Actually the cool part of the whole deal is that I didn’t just swipe this image off the internets, I scanned it in by hand from a Swedish bible printed in 1890 that rests majestically atop my office bookcase, spine glittering with gold leaf just like a real grimoire of forbidden lore.
Anyway, Gustave Doré. A man who knew something about fantastic fantasy. And the perfect guy to help me pull off a dark and moody bookplate.