So, it seems May was a disaster in terms of me staying on schedule for Illustration Daily. (I blame graduation, vacation, exhaustion, but mostly just myself) Instead of trying to catch up with the backlog, I’m going to move ahead and get back on schedule with June and finish up the missing illustrations as quickly as possible. June is all about myths and legends, so today we start with the fairy. In the early 20th century two young girls in Cottingley, England produced photographic “evidence” of fairies, Although the girls admitted to faking the photographs over 60 years later, their story and photos were convincing enough that they hoodwinked Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (author of the Sherlock Holmes series). Doyle was so convinced that he even wrote a book on the subject, “The Coming of the Fairies” which wove together Doyle’s theories on fairies and the photographs.
Fairy, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board