My illustration for the October story on keepmoving.blackberry.com

I’m still not sure whether this is my favourite from the Calendar of Tales (by Neil Gaiman), or not. Is either this or the January one. 

I liked the idea of a djinn finally meeting someone who didn’t ask for anything but I got the impression that Hazel wanted for him to stay with her from the very beginning. Which makes me wonder why wouldn’t she just tell him that one of her three wishes was for him to stay with her. Or maybe she wanted for the djinn to want to stay with her, of his own accord, not because he was compelled by her wish. 

Or maybe she just didn’t want anything and she was contempt. This doesn’t seem too human to me :)) We always have a spare wish hidden somewhere..

Wishes - October Tale

If I had more (free) time I would have loved to do an illustration for each of Neil Gaiman’s ‘A Calendar of Tales’.  I imagined them as a vignette at the start of each story. In the end I only had the time to tackle two of the stories - March and October because they both seemed to me to be about dramatically different possibilities and finding contentment.

 Watercolor and micron pen on 300gsm paper, finished in Photoshop