With Parade of Wisps finished (and available for purchase online) its time to think of what’s next for Fablewood. My ultimate dream would to write a series of books with a field guide of the creatures similar to what Tony DiTerlizzi has done with the Spiderwick book series. To create a field guide like illustration, I decided to spend time researching old science illustrations. And used one of my favorite reference books that collects 19th century wood cuts of the animal kingdom (published by Dover, images selected by Jim Harter). So I took some of the sketches of tree imps I posted previously to a finished state. I plan on adding more to the drawing to create more a ‘field guide’ feel.
The original drawing is available for purchase in my shop.