Illustration for ‘Seal Woman’

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‘The Forgotten and the Fantastical 2’ illustrations – ‘Seal Woman’. Selkies are mythological seal-like creatures, widespread through British and Irish folklore, that shed their skins and assume human form when on land. Rachel Rivett’s tale follows a young selkie, captured by a human male on her first trip to the land and her years of longing to return to the sea. For to steal a selkie’s sealskin is to keep her captive. Without it she can never return home and must stay on dry land to yearn for the ocean in her weakening human form…

‘Seal Woman’ appears alongside 16 other short stories in ‘The Forgotten and the Fantastical 2’, published by Mother’s Milk Books. Copies are available from their online store.

Plenty more fish in the sea

Plenty more fish in the sea

Part of a project to illustrate old sayings, for example ‘It takes a thief to catch a thief’, ‘Home is where the heart is’, ‘Time flies’ and so on. Challenge was that we couldn’t include any cliche’ s and our illustrations couldn’t be ‘too obvious’. It was a disastrous project for meĀ in terms of marks but it gave me an excuse to draw the sea and some fish so I’m not complaining! This is ‘Plenty more fish in the sea’ and was illustrated in biro pen. I’m hoping to do a pyrography version once my studies are finished.