Third illustration for the 'dark fairy-tale' project.
The wicked badger has tricked the farmer's wife into letting him go and proceeds to kill her, cut her up and make her into soup.
I liked the idea of making my fairy-tale dark not through literally dark paintings but by keeping it fairly benign but with the odd explosion of graphic and unpleasant violence. I hope this fits the bill.
In order to fully illustrate this part of the book I chose to do a composite scene, I think it's the first one I've ever done.
Acrylic on paper, 29.7 x 42cm / 11.7 x 16.54"
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