The prompt for the SCBWI's Tomie DePaola award this year is to illustrate an excerpt of "Little Red Riding Hood" from Fairy Tales from the Brother's Grimm by Phillip Pullman. The German language version of the book has surreal sculpture illustrations by Shaun Tan. (For examples, see: http://www.shauntan.net/books/Grimm%20Tales.html ) The English language version, unfortunately, is without illustrations. I thought it might be a fun project to create my own illustrations for each story. Today's illustration is from the beginning of "The Frog King: Or Iron Heinrich." I was intrigued by the "Faithful Heinrich" character who had his heart bound with iron to stop his grief. I don't remember reading about him before in other versions.
I'm an aspiring author / illustrator.