I had the honor to be commissioned for a second illustration for Writers of the Future Volume 38. This time, a beautiful and magical story written by Rebecca E. Treasure set in Russia during the Napoleonic Wars.
In all of the thumbnails I sent to the art director, one of the animals (I won’t say which one, to avoid spoilers!) was always present. But this scene, that takes place at the beginning of the story, was the most emotive, and a great challenge! It was the first time I painted so many animals in a single scene. I gathered a lot of references and worked on their poses and expressions to help create the right atmosphere.