Thursday, September 6, 2012

Twelve Tales: Baba Yaga (in progress)

I've decided to change the name of my "2012 Fairytale Project" to "Twelve Tales".  Its a bit easier to say, and well, it just sounds cooler, no?  I think I'm two or three illustrations behind at this point, but I'll get caught up eventually (er... I hope).

For September,  I'm working on Baba Yaga.  Baba Yaga and Vasalisa the Fair is one of my favorite fairy tales (its full of such cool symbolism and was nearly the subject of my grad school thesis project).  But, in the interest of expediency and trying to get caught up with things,  I decided to do a simple scene of Ms. Yaga, sans her chicken leg house, skull lanterns, or the fair Vasalisa.

I'm especially excited to ink and paint this one and am planning on pulling out the old masking fluid, which for some reason, I haven't used in years.


  1. I can hardly wait to see the completed calendar! You do absolutely amazing work!

  2. Such fun to visit your blog and catch up on your latest wonderful work. (I don't do children's book illustration, but I sure love visiting those who do!) I really enjoyed exploring the links to the various sites that you provided in your post about the conference. And, last but not least, congratulations on your book deal!!