I Love Folktales!

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It was a great pleasure to illustrate the story, The Tiger Son, for the January 2019 issue of Cricket Magazine. Over the years I have created art depicting many folktales, myths and legends from around the world. This tale by Sue Cowing is the re-telling of a Chinese folktale about a tiger who accepts responsibility for an old woman whose son he has eaten. My art is hand-carved linocut with digital colour.

2 thoughts on “I Love Folktales!

  1. I have a small collection of children’s books from the days when my sons were much younger and I derive great pleasure from looking at the illustrations. I love what I’ve seen of your work and in this particular tale, the tones you’ve chosen are very pleasing e.g. a ‘powdery orange’ rather than a bright orange (pardon my ignorance, I’m not a professional artist). Really lovely…it reminds me of illustrations from the 60’s and 70’s (hope you consider that a compliment because it is!).


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