Chelsea Lowe is one of our 30×30 exhibition artists, and in this series of showcases we aim to show and tell you a little more about the artist, their work and why they chose the film they will be creating work for.

The Princes Bride (1987)

Film Synopsis

An elderly man reads the book “The Princess Bride” to his sick and thus currently bedridden adolescent grandson, the reading of the book which has been passed down within the family for generations. The grandson is sure he won’t like the story, with a romance at its core, he preferring something with lots of action and “no kissing”. But the grandson is powerless to stop his grandfather, whose feelings he doesn’t want to hurt. The story centers on Buttercup, a former farm girl who has been chosen as the princess bride to Prince Humperdinck of Florian. Buttercup does not love him, she who still laments the death of her one true love, Westley, five years ago. Westley was a hired hand on the farm, his stock answer of “as you wish” to any request she made of him which she came to understand was his way of saying that he loved her. But Westley went away to sea, only to be killed by the Dread Pirate Roberts. On a horse ride to clear her mind of her upcoming predicament of marriage, Buttercup..

About the Artist

I am a freelance graphic designer and illustrator located in east Tennessee, USA. My favorite art medium to work with is digital (using a Wacom Cintiq) as it’s more convenient and provides unlimited possibilities. My work mostly focuses on my favorite movies and television shows – although I love drawing and painting animals as well. A lot of my client work (so far) has been for self-published authors, but I recently had the honor of creating a licensed poster print for Anthony Michael Hall.

When I’m not creating art, then I’m usually watching Netflix with my furbabies: Loki the German Shepherd and Ozzy the cat (they also love to supervise me while I work)! I’m a huge animal lover, so I also enjoy visiting zoos and wildlife sanctuaries to photograph animals. I often use the photos I take as references for my animal-centered art.

Why did you choose this film?

Definitely all the fantastic and colorful characters! Who doesn’t love Mandy Patinkin as Inigo Montoya? (I’m sure all of us have quoted him at one point or another!) It’s also one of those classic movies from my childhood that brings back so much nostalgia that I look forward to revisiting.

Any upcoming projects you want to tell us about?

I have a piece in Printed In Blood’s The Thing: Artbook that debuts at SDCC this month, so keep an eye out for that! There are so many amazing artists attached to the project. I’m very excited to see everyone’s work in it!

Within the next month, I’m planning on joining Patreon as another way for people to support my work. And as usual, I’ll be creating more fanart, posters, and setting up in Artist Alley at various conventions in the Tennessee area.

Be sure to check out all of Chelsea’s work, and we’ll be sure to share some teases of this retro classic real soon.

Chelsea Lowe

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