Since I took a crack at Atreyu and Falkor last year, and I have a languishing painting that I need to complete at some point of the Childlike Empress, I thought it might be fun to take a crack at a lesser known character from “The Neverending Story“. I chose the sorceress Xayide, who has the power to control things which are empty. If you’re like me your first encounter with “The Neverending Story” was through the movie. Which I loved, but the author Michael Ende hated (and by hated, I mean, utterly loathed). The book, of course, is much more nuanced and definitely worth a read if you haven’t checked it out yet.
The Neverending Story, 5″x5″, ink, and watercolor on illustration board