It's a joy to finally present this story and illustration which has been occupying my 'easel' for a few months now. Although I typically like to complete an image quickly, sometimes it's beneficial to just let things sit for a while and stare back at me.
This is also somewhat of an experiment, to see how it would work to combine so much text and imagery on a single page and have it viewed from the web. The wide format is certainly unconventional, but I feel it was the best solution for this particular image. It is my intention for viewers to zoom in, and to use the scroll bar to navigate the image. If that is too clumsy, you may want to download the image.
I owe a great deal of credit to my friend
for creative advice and constant critique which helped me take this illustration much further than I would have accomplished alone.
Additionally I would like to thank
who reviewed my writing, helped me to take my story to the next level, and taught me a great deal in the process. Make sure to visit her gallery!