There's a lady in this lake - well, when we say lady... This illustration and the accompanying story were one of those times Sean and I had both been wanting to work on a particular bit of mythology for a while and we had great fun comparing notes, discussing how our creature would interact with the people she encountered and so on. Her habitat was freshwater and so I used this shot I took of Loe Pool in Cornwall, a fascinating spot as the lake you see between the trees is separated from the sea only by a sand and shingle bar.
Additional image shows the work in progress and the final image, a sample illustration framed (the little figure in the bottom corner of the frame not included, that's the original Catmonkey who will be continuing his reign of terror from here).
The drawing comes complete with a copy of the story by Sean Walter.
Worked in charcoal and Wolff's carbon pencils on Fabriano Artistico extra white paper. It's framed ready to ship in a smart black frame made using recycled materials and with acrylic safety glazing. Drawn area size 12" wide by 18" high, frame size 16" x 22".