Cosel & Hellia.
Earlier this Summer…
I was approached by author Annette E. Neumann about illustrating her upcoming book, Songs of the North Series: Short Stories inspired by history of Northern Europe. Because these are stories lost, I thought a minimalist, silhouetted approach with intricate patterned detail offered plenty of space for the reader to fill in the gaps of place and time that make stories feel personal. (continues below)
This book in the series is slated to contain four stories. I have finished 6 illustrations for the first story, “Pestilence”, and I thought I would share a little sneak preview. The book will be published in trade-size format 6″ x 9″, but the original illustrations are 12″ x 18″. Prints may be available once the book is released. I am excited to tackle the additional illustrations.