The Silver Sword by mckenna

The Silver Sword

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Added: Jun 15, 2003
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A cover for a recent edition of the classic wartime children's fantasy 'The Silver Sword' by Ian Serrailier, published by Oxford University Press. Pen & ink with coloured inks.

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Guest's picture

you've got to be kidding me. this is done in pen and ink?
amazing,looks so real.

Guest's picture

One of my favorite pictures ever, it almost looks like a Norman Rockwell work.

mckenna's picture

The original isn't very large, measuring 240mm x 145mm, drawn on paper.

somerset's picture

Amazingly detailed work, Martin! I have never read 'The Silver Sword', but I might look it up on the strength of your illustration, nice dramatic feel to this one! I wasn't there, but I think you've caught the atmosphere of the Blitz perfectly! well done!

christar's picture

Incredible details, was this a large work?

silverfish's picture

This was one of my favourite books growing up (if a fantasy, a very real one) and this beautiful picture captures the atmosphere, mood and magic of the story-telling very well.

Art at its best.