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The Book of Three - Hen Wen the pig by mdlillustration The Book of Three - Hen Wen the pig by mdlillustration
Edit: Moved to a more findable category now that the contest is over

My freshly made illustration entry for the Train your Brain contest.

This is the white pig Hen Wen running through the underground world of the fairyfolk of Prydain.
I chose to illustrate the first book of the Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander: The Book of Three. [link] One of my childhood favourites.
The Dutch version of the Chronicles of Prydain had illustrations that managed to intrigue me and frustrate me as a child. I remember drawing on top of the cover, getting even more frustrated and papering over it to hide it. Consider this take two ;)


It's a painting to be used as a wraparound cover. You can see what I sort of had in mind for the text layout here [link] :thumb340756514:
It's done in acrylic, the papersize is slightly bigger than A3 but this is cropped. Some digital editing due to scanner mishaps.

Hope you like!

edit: A few people have asked me about the pig. She's a pig of the Tamworth variety, the real one is a lovely brown colour. She lives, or lived, happily on a homestead in the US and the photographer and owner has graciously given me permission to use her photo even though I was very late in asking for it.
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PowerLloyd Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Great job! I love the sense of movement and the amazing, dreamlike lighting. 
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michifromkmk Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
have I already told you, that this one is my absolute favorite?:)
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mdlillustration Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Awww :hug:
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nurnbertwo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
absolutely fabulous! luv it!
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mdlillustration Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Thank you very much! Your caricatures are kickass btw:)
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nurnbertwo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
youre welcome and thanks:)
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hannyjones Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is lovely!!!!
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mdlillustration Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
:)
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Stefanistic Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this! Especially the colors and the details[link]
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mdlillustration Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Very happy you like :)
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