Black Annis - A3 sketchbook-mixed media.
A witch from East Anglian mythology. Like most she's depicted as ugly or attractive depending on the story-teller. She's supposed to have iron claws. 'Experts' say she's based on a real woman, who did good deeds...healing people with herbs. The Mythmakers take her from that to a monster with a taste for human flesh. Most of these witches seem to have originated like that. (Back then it must have been highly suspicious for people to go around doing good deeds.) Pen, Inktense pencils, watercolor.
About the Artist
Self taught. Love drawing. Like to make pictures up, without using reference pics, often in cartoon style. I do other pictures where I do use reference. I'm knocking on a bit, born in 1940 in Greenwich, London. Retired, and loving it.View full profile