ronja art

“Nachtdrudenkind”

Illustration for one of my favourite childhood books, “Ronia the Robber’s Daughter” by Astrid Lindgren.
One word always stuck with me, and that was what Ronia’s mother called her, a “Nachtdrudenkind” (translates to “child of night and harpies”) because of her independent, free nature and wild hair that was like that of harpies. So I just kinda tried to capture that here.

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Ronja the Robber’s Daughter (山賊の娘ローニャ) concept images for Ronja and Birk illustrated by character designer Katsuya Kondo (近藤勝也) in the NHK Anime Guide Sanzoku no Musume Ronja First Volume (Amazon Japan).

Birk Borkason from the book Ronja Robbersdaughter by Astrid Lindgren. He is such a kind and amazing character. :)

This is part of what I did for a school assignment we had for this week; to create designs from Astrid Lindgren’s vast world of amazing characters (if you don’t know who she is, or what she wrote, check it out! Seriously amazing Swedish children’s book author ^^)

And yeah, of course we all need more ginger dreads in our life right!! :D