This is a piece I created over the last few days. I based her on a character from the book 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' by Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books). Those avid followers of my blog will remember a previous post I wrote about this book.
In the book Emma looks 17, but is closer to 75. Emma can create fire and contain it in her hands. As you can see, I chose to depict her here as a little girl. I just thought she'd look a whole lot creepier, and she does!
This was an interesting exercise for me illustrating Emma as a child. I think this gives the character more depth and gives us a better understanding of her backstory as a 'peculiar child'. I'm going to create 17-year-old Emma very soon. This will be something I've never tried before- the same character at different ages. I'll be very interested to see how this next Emma turns out.
As well as Emma, I plan to do some more pieces based on characters from Ransom Riggs' book. Stay tuned!