Stars of the North – Cover Illustration for Fantasy Short Story Collection

I created this illustration for Rose Bailey’s collection Stars of the North, a sequel to The Sugar House, for which I also illustrated the cover.

Rose Bailey’s stories are an amazing blend of Russian folklore, European fairy tales and the classics of pulp literature, and it was an absolute pleasure returning to illustrate Sasha Witchblood again. There is a strong feminist awareness in Rose’s work that I absolutely adore, and I consider it a privilege to be able to put a face to Sasha’s wise, powerful, cranky demeanour.

This piece was created digitally, using scanned watercolour and paper textures.

Stars of the North Cover Illustration