the professor, the pet and the frightened rabbit

the professor the pet and the frightened rabbit Recently I was given the opportunity to read the Gabriel’s Inferno Trilogy by Sylvain Reynard, due to the wonderful generosity of Nina Bocci (@ninabocci.) I began the first book weeks ago, but unfortunately events occurred which did not allow me much time for many things, including reading the first book in the series. But even in the short time that I had spent enjoying the book, I was pleasantly surprised by the humor sprinkled throughout each chapter. The character introductions and descriptions were also greatโ€“especially some of the nicknames!

So, even thought I really hadn’t gotten a chance to immerse myself more fully into the story, I couldn’t resist creating an illustration incorporating three of the characters from the first book. While the illo doesn’t depict an actual scene from Gabriel’s Inferno, this image popped into my head after reading a couple of character descriptions and experiences of the Professor, Julia and Christa.

I was tempted to create more literal characterizations of ‘the pet’ and ‘the frightened rabbit’ but decided not to turn them into actual animals. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Instead, Christa assumes the pose of a pet cat rubbing against the Professor’s leg, as described in the book. I did decide to give her a tail of sortsโ€“the sash on her dress trailing behind her. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Meanwhile instead of turning Julia into a rabbit, I decided to capture a moment that did actually occur in the book, when her bag falls apart and the contents scatter everywhere. Her deep embarrassment is accompanied by fear when the Professor only becomes even more angry with her as her bag self-destructs when she arrives at his office. Showing how frightened and timid she was at that moment, Julia appears much like a frightened rabbit. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I look forward to continuing on with the books where I left off. I had just reached a point where a few important bits of information were revealed to the reader, so I’m anxious to find out what happens next!

-Victoria

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Gabriel's Inferno Trilogy, illustration

38 Responses to the professor, the pet and the frightened rabbit

  1. Bia

    Oh my!!! I looooooooooooove the Gabrielโ€™s Inferno Trilogy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3

    • admin

      Hi Bia! Glad to hear you’re a fan of the this trilogy too! I’m really enjoying it so far myself! ๐Ÿ™‚
      -Victoria

  2. I love it! You did such a great job bringing the characters to life and showing their personalities.

    • admin

      Thanks so much Crissy!:D Each of the characters were definitely all in their own emotional world at that particular moment. hahhaha ๐Ÿ˜‰
      -Victoria

  3. Lorraine

    As always – you nailed it. Thanks so much for sharing. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series as much as I did! It’s VERY well written. Keep up the great work, and enjoy your reading!

    • admin

      Aw thanks Lorraine, very kind of you! ๐Ÿ™‚ As always it’s my pleasure! I’m just really happy that you’re continuing to enjoy the illos!

      Oh, I agree! It’s very well written and with a very sharp wit! I love that in a book! ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to read more!
      -Victoria

  4. claudia

    Felicidades son muy buenos ojala puedas seguir entregandonos tu arte…..hermosos

    • admin

      ยกMuchas gracias Claudia! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sure I will be attempting more from the trilogy in the future!
      -Victoria

  5. Susanna

    The illustration is terrific! You’ve really captured the characters. I can’t wait to see more as you get farther into the books. You’re going to love them!!

    • admin

      Wow, thank you so much Susanna! So happy you enjoyed the way the characters turned out. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve only just been introduced to them, so hopefully I can keep refining them in future pieces. Already really liking the story and characters so I think you are right! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      -Victoria

  6. suzie B

    I cant contain my excitement for the Gabriel triology ti be in here. Please create more!!!!!!! <3

    • admin

      Hi Suzie! I’m glad you enjoyed my first attempt at an illo from the Gabriel’s Inferno Trilogy! I’m sure I’ll be sharing more in the future. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for checking this illo out and for stopping by! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      -Victoria

  7. Arizona

    Amazing! <3
    I love it!

  8. Garuq

    This is my favorite trilogy. Im reading it for the 2nd time and I just cant get enough. I love Gabriel. Your illustrations arรฉ awsome. Cant wait yo see more of my Professor! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • admin

      It’s great to hear that you’re a big fan of this trilogy! I’m also really happy to hear that you enjoyed my first attempt at an illo inspired by the books! ๐Ÿ™‚ More to comeโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜‰
      -Victoria

  9. Sandi Mejer

    Spot on! Is that a tampon?
    I hope you get inspired to do more illustrations as you read Sylvain’s books.

    • admin

      Hi Sandi! *ding ding ding* You’re the first person to notice that! ;D I tried to make sure to include all of the contents that were mentioned in the book ๐Ÿ™‚ Seeing how quickly an illo idea popped into my head when I began reading the trilogy, I’m sure there are more ideas just waiting to become illos! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my first attempt!
      -Victoria

  10. I love it! I’ve read these series countless times now and really enjoy the experience of seeing it played out here. I’d love to see more of your illustrations when you continue on with the series! Wonderful!

    ~ Jenn

    • admin

      Thanks Jenn! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed my illo interpretation, even though I’m sure you have a solid mental image of the books in your head after being so familiar with them! I’m very flattered! ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to learn more about the characters and the story, which I’m sure will give me more illo ideas to share! ๐Ÿ™‚
      -Victoria

  11. Gina

    The Gabriel trilogy is my favorite by far. I knew, without reading your description, just what you were depicting. Well done!

    • admin

      Hi Gina! Hee hee! The title spoiled the surprise ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I’m glad you still enjoyed the illo! Thanks so much for checking it out! ๐Ÿ™‚
      -Victoria

  12. Christine H.

    Hi Victoria ~

    I see you are “branching out” to a new challenge. I read all 3 “Gabriel” Books. It’s a fantastic read, I really enjoyed them. This is a great illistration. Really describes their personalities. Good job as always!! With that said…I sure hope you cotinue the “Fifty Shades”!!??? I cannot get enough of your illistrations of Christian and Ana!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I certainly will enjoy whatever you post…you never disappoint!!

    • admin

      Hi Christine! Haha Yes, it’s always nice to try new things ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m happy to hear you enjoyed the Gabriel’s Inferno Trilogy, and that you also enjoyed my first attempt at the characters! Thanks for the kind words! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Oh don’t worry, I won’t stop my attempts at interpreting the adventures of Christian and Ana! ;D More will be coming soon!
      -Victoria

  13. Christine C

    I’m very intrigued and I never had the chance to read these books.
    But,this looks good to checkout for the summer reading lol!
    Great job vic ๐Ÿ™‚

    • admin

      Hi Christine! Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed the illo and that it got you curious about the trilogy! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I really hope you enjoy it during your summer reading!
      -Victoria

  14. Wow! You really have a creative imagination. I wish I could be as creative as you did with the characters. I’ve read the first book Gabriel’s Inferno been meaning to read the next 2 but didn’t have the time.

    • admin

      Thank you for the very nice comments! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope to get more familiar with the characters as I read more. (I haven’t finished the trilogy either!) I also hope you’re able to find some time to finish the trilogy soon! ๐Ÿ™‚
      -Victoria

  15. Serena

    Hell, yes! Keep drawing!
    You’re amazing. I love your illustrations! And now that you’ve begun to draw Gabrile’s Inferno you’ve become the best! Really, keep drawing about Julia and Gabriel. I love them!

    • admin

      Hahahaha That made me giggle, Serena! ;D I’m really glad you’re enjoying my illos and my first attempt at The Gabriel’s Inferno Trilogy! I look forward to doing more of them ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for checking them out!
      -Victoria

  16. Sara

    Amazing!! I love this so much. And I love this trilogy. You nailed it, but I am not surprised ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Elizabeth

    As I just discovered your second GI illustration, I am sorry I missed this first one. Although I was recovering from being I’ll, I apparently really let my usual pages that peruse go and missed this one. SR’s Trilogy is by far my favorite contemporary author. His talent and imagination are simply brilliant!!!!! His clever use of words and writing tools reveal a man who is firmly in control of his new genre.

    But The Professor is quite the inventive lover (only through SR’s infinite imagination and practice -his admission, not mine) but the complicated personality of Gabriel is pleasantly balanced by Julianne’s shy and determine personality. Thanks again for adding Gabrial to your illustrations. You really made my day!!!!!

    • admin

      Hi Elizabeth! I’m so sorry to hear you were ill, but I hope you’re feeling much better now! ๐Ÿ™‚ I really enjoy SR’s writing as well, and it makes coming up with illo ideas very easy ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m so glad that you’re enjoying them! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your wonderful comments! ๐Ÿ™‚
      -Victoria

  18. Jenny

    This is awesome ๐Ÿ˜€ Please keep Drawing them ๐Ÿ˜‰

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