Far Off Places: Under the Bed


A little while back I created an illustration for Far Off Placesan online literary magazine, and the issue has now been published! The magazine features experimental creative writing and this issue is titled Under the Bed. Their mission is “to reach, enchant and grip readers who wouldn’t ordinarily pick up a literary magazine”, and the magazine can be purchased as a digital download, or an iphone app.

My assignment was to create an illustration to accompany a poem by Pippa Little, also titled Under the Bed. Here’s a little snippet to give you some context for my illustration—if you want to read more of this poem or the rest of the issue you should totally go buy a copy!

I lean down further and further,
headlong through starry depths, membranes
of whale song and mermen’s endearments, so far I fall…

And here’s some process work, because you know I love it! MC-far-off-places-process-6