The Story of Docile and Feral - by Shelly Smith
This is the front and back cover of The Story of Docile and Feral, an adult fairy tale by Shelly Smith. Shelly contacted me a few years back to illustrate her story, and there are now over 30 full page and spot illustrations in this baby!
The time is right and Shelly is now letting the book out into the world. For more information, or to purchase it, please visit: www.docileandferal.com Get your copy today! This is a self publishing venture so your support will be much appreciated.
Translating to the Beetles
Above is a little before and after action. This is one of the first illustrations I made for Shelly, and it was eventually chosen to be the story's cover girl. You can see it has a vertical orientation, but somewhere along the line we changed things to be horizontal and the image had to be elongated. I wanted to show the vertical version here because it's still my favorite.