Our young, female hero gazes upon the fortress at dawn. Is she returning home, or taking one final look before she leaves forever?
I have always loved fairy tales. This is my second fairy tale illustration. It is not based on any story in particular, although I have always loved tales that have a twisted revenge plot, such as the infamous Deerskin.
There are so many details in this picture - such as the skeletons of boats on the sea shore, the guards gazing watchfully over the castle walls, and the winding windy secret stair case. I always loved Where's Wally and love to put small surprises in my pictures for those who care to look.