Lilit – Colour Illustration for Strange Horizons

Lilit for Strange Horizons

This illustration was created for Margaret Ronald’s short story “Let’s Tell Stories of the Deaths of Children“, published on Strange Horizons in October 2015. I worked with AD Heather McDougal to create an image that shared the magic and mystery of the main character. One of the most appealing things to me in the story itself was the contrast of modern life against an ancient being, so I drew upon Sumerian and Mesopotamian imagery for the decorative borders.

This image was produced digitally in photoshop using scanned textures, after a chunk of time spent sketching from reference on paper.