Le Morte d’Arthur cover ~ Chinese ink and watercolour with touches of gouache, 215 x 230 mm.
Cover illustration for a new edition of Le Morte d’Arthur which will form part of an ‘Arthurian Library’ of three books, a project led by Stewart Wieck of Nocturnal Media. The project Kickstarter was launched a little under two weeks ago and was funded within twenty four hours. At the time of this post, it has already reached its second stretch goal.
I worked on this illustration at sporadic intervals last year. Though the various sums of its parts are individually fair, I’m not so happy with it as a whole — which, not putting too fine a point on it, is a bit of a mess. Suffice to say that I lost my way with it… I still hope to be able to redo the piece afresh, though that remains to be seen for now.