Illustrating Margarash

A behind the scenes look from start to finish of the various stages of development I went through in figuring out the illustrations for Mark Riddle's Margarash published by Enchanted Lion. The journey was anything but easy because it took a long time to settle on exactly what I wanted the look to be. In trying to come up with an answer I pushed around all the different possibilities I could think of. What eluded me was something that really got both to the heart of the characters, while also being something that I felt I could pull off with a visceral life to it. The irony is that it finally came together when there was a month left to deliver and I had no choice but to commit to something and live with it.