I'm producing a single illustration for Spellbound Magazine's Fall 2013 issue, which has the theme 'Creatures of the Deep Dark Woods.'
Here's what the website says about the magazine:
Spellbound is a children’s fantasy e-zine published by Eggplant Literary Productions for kids 8-12 years of age. Published quarterly, each issue contains stories, poetry, art and more all centered around a featured creature.
So, with the topic in mind, I started developing ideas for the piece. I drew a lot of figures in a variety of poses and settings and slowly got closer to the core idea of the topic. I initially sent these two roughs for feedback or approval:
|A Wood Wife|
|A Wood King|
They quite liked the Wood Wife piece, so I did a few variations of it for them to choose from:
I'll be working on the final version of this piece in the coming week; I have a deadline of August 9th for it, but I won't be able to show the finished piece until the magazine is released. But as soon as I have the go-ahead, I'll pop it up here.
It's back to a Head tomorrow, and my personal account of my encounter with a real Faerie or Faeries will also appear.