Friday, 16 July 2010

The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry

"I am a man upon the land
And I'm a silkie on the sea
And when I'm far and far frae land
My home is in Sule Skerry."

I may have finished my degree, but [in between clearing out my student house and planning holidays...] I'm still working on my next project. I'm planning a black and white book, based on a folk ballad from the Orkney Isles called The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry. As with many folk stories and songs, versions seem to vary slightly (some are longer or shorter than others, for example), but it's very beautiful.

Here are some rough drawings I did to start things off. :)

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