Meet the Witch

Artwork by Jay Wegter

Artwork by Jay Wegter

It is never a good idea to forget to invite someone to your daughter’s christening.  Especially when that someone is your own sister … and she’s a witch!

But that’s exactly what the king does in George MacDonald’s The Light Princess, and this witch isn’t especially happy about it.  She’s so mad, in fact, she curses her infant niece by stealing her gravity!

This week, I had the opportunity to see the second picture in this series by artist Jay Wegter and was quite excited to meet my villainess for the first time.  Here is a sneak peek of a portion of the picture.

This scene is from George MacDonald’s short story The Light Princess when the wicked witch, after learning that her curse upon the princess has been thwarted by using the water of a magic lake, decides to exact her revenge.  She revives an ancient and magical snake and uses it to travel underneath and drain the lake.  Then she casts a spell that dries up all of the lakes, rivers, and streams and all of the tears so that there is no more water in the land.Sketch of The Witch

Jay put some incredible detail into this picture and the result fits perfectly with the story!  It was fascinating to watch him transform the piece from a simple storyboard, to a full sketch (as shown here), to the full masterpiece!  I am so excited to be working with him and I can’t wait to finish the rest of the pictures!

Want to see the finished painting?  Keep checking back for more sneak peeks! :o)


Posted on May 13, 2014, in Artwork, Composition, The Light Princess, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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