Wouldn't it be great to be lost in the circus?! This was really fun to paint. It's still a little confusing to look at with all of the black and white stripes, but overall I like it.
This image is based on The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern as I mentioned earlier. When I had the idea to make this image, I emailed Ms Morgenstern to make sure I could do it without infringing on copyright. Through her, I reached the book's editor at Random House to ask my question. Ms Marshall, the editor was quick to get back to me and let me know that I could make any artwork I wanted based on the book. The copyright infringement comes into the picture if I use the title of the book, the character’s names, or any phrases from the book in the art, or as a title to my own artwork, and then sell the work. So just to be safe, I didn't include any text in my image. However, the book describes beautifully the detailed signs for the tents, and the name of the circus spelled in lights. I really wanted to include those things! Instead you can read the magical book, The Night Circus and visualize the lettering and signs while you read.