I am a great lover of fairy tales and I never tire of reading them and depicting them in my illustrations. One thing I've noticed that most of them have in common is that they contain animal characters. Whether they be good or evil or are simply witnesses to the main action, animals appear time and again in fairy tales from all over the world. I wanted to focus this series of illustrations on those animal characters.
Perhaps not one of the more well known fairy tales, The Goose Girl has an animal character, a horse named Falada, with the rather unique ability to talk...even after being killed and decapitated.
Pen and ink drawing