Pinocchio Meeting the Fox and the Cat

Posted on: April 12, 2021
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This piece is from a project I completed during Illustration in Context my freshman year. We were tasked with illustrating a scene from the original Pinocchio story by Carlo Collodi, and I chose the scene where Pinocchio first meets the Fox and the Cat. This piece was created using mainly watercolor and colored pencil with a few digital touch-ups and textures.

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Nakia Pickering

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BFA Student

Major: Illustration

Graduation Year: 2023

Artist Statement:

"If it's not fun, why do it?" - Jerry Greenfield

My illustration work comes to life through mixed-media illustrations, mainly painted with watercolor, with colored pencils and ink added for depth and details. I have seen many artists over the years who use art as an outlet, and I admire those who do. Art has always been an escape for me, and my work reflects that. As a child growing up in the Waldorf school pedagogy, imagination was my greatest tool. I loved being able to visualize the people and places and creatures in the stories I heard, and as an illustrator, it brings me great joy to bring some of those to life on paper. These illustrations bring you on a journey to places unseen, from the inside of a mole’s hole to a forest utopia that might not be as perfect as it seems.