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The Genie of the Lamp. Ink and gouache. Original artwork on the left, together with the panel as it appears in the book. The border motif was also originally painted by hand in one section and was then stitched together digitally by the designer. Illustration for Aladdin, Walker Books, 2011.

Less kindly-looking than the Ring Genie, the multiple horns and arms were my attempts at combining a wilder appearance with something more akin to a deity for the Genie of the Lamp, whose powers are of course far stronger also. The design of his ‘collar’ borrows rather freely from Southeast Asian ornamental art.

 

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