Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sir Tobias, Dragonslayer


I like fantasy novels. It doesn't matter to me if they are "serious" epics like The Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, or if they are completely silly yarns like Asprin's Mythadventures, or if they are something in between like Edding's The Belgariad.  The authors generally find a way to say something thought provoking about people in the midst of all the dungeons, dragons, swords, and sorcery.

At the moment Tobias likes knights.  He was very excited to find this costume today.  He needed a picture. When he puts the costume on I know he sees himself like the knights in his picture books, or maybe in movies.  I tried hard to make the plastic toy costume feel like metal in this picture.  I wanted him to see the picture he has in his head, and not a photo of a little boy wearing a few plastic bits.

I hope in the near future he and Kathryn will sit still long enough to listen to me read The Hobbit or one of the Narnia books to them.

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