I entered the House of Illustration and the Folio Society's contest to illustrate Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. I didn't make the cut, but I'm proud that I taught myself to use layers in Photoshop. (I mostly use traditional media.)
First impulse with the prompt “precious” was to go the LOTR route, but words are precious, so here is one of my fav. literary book thieves: Bastian Balthazar Bux.
I'm an aspiring author / illustrator.