Friday, 28 September 2012

A Mysterious Tale

This autumn, I'm starting illustrations and a tale based on the mysterious harbour of Whitby, England. This beautiful harbour has boatfuls of folklore and tales of goblins, vampires and other ghostly stories, but my tale has a blue crow, an elemental Queen, a hob (goblin), a mermaid and a prince.  I'm not sure if I will ever have this book published but I'm making another hand made book especially for these illustrated pages.
Here are a few illustrations that may appear with this story.

The cover of this book will be hand painted but first I have a few other illustrations to sketch in pencil to finish this story.

I can think of many other harbours and coastal villages around this island that I would love to create a mysterious tale or two!