Monday, June 10, 2013
Weekly Drawing: The Night Circus
I love this book. The descriptive visuals, the creativity of environment, the characters. Depicted above is young Bailey Clark, a prominent character in the story. Bailey is a bored farm boy whose life is forever changed by an encounter with a certain red-headed girl who lives within the mysterious Le Cirque des Reves. I really connected with Bailey's character, and I wanted to depict a moment of the story where he is discovering a particularly odd attraction in the circus. If you want to know what is up with all the containers, I suggest you read the book.
Here is Amazon's blurb:
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.