Night Turned to Noon

Sci fi/Fantasy image by

Lanny Smith

This is an illustration from a scene in Chapter 14 of Lloyd Alexander's 'The High King.' In the scene, the Princess Eilonwy Daughter of Angharad cries out in warning to Taran and the companions in the valley below. From her high viewpoint, she spies the enemy's cruel Huntsmen marching directly toward her friends. In desparation, she raises high her bauble, a magical glowing sphere, which begins to grow brighter and brighter. The picture is a 16x20 color pencil drawing, and the image here is a photograph. The snow on the trees were the worst test of determination. Looking back, I wish I put more creativity into the clothes, made Eilonwy a little older looking, Gurgi a little shaggier, and possibly changed the perspective to show the valley and the companions below.

Published More than a year ago

Category Fantasy

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