Saturday, September 25, 2010


For this week's Illustration Friday I have an old-fashioned Russian fairy tale. The handsome young man jumps on his magic horse to kiss the princess in the tower. And then of course there's a wedding and a big Russian banquet with lots of vodka!
I worked on this story a few years ago when I was first getting interested in children's illustration. It's done with colored pencil.


  1. What amazing detail and edges. It's like an illuminated manuscript with the color and precision of line. It is beautifully rendered, Jill.

    Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog. I appreciate your kind words.

  2. Wow - So much to see... Such great details :)
    (I love the vibrant colors)

  3. This is wonderful Jill!! I love all the detail!

  4. Wow! Amazing detail. Great colors and terrific composition!!

  5. This is so beautiful and so well done. The colors are fantastic.