The assignment was to illustrate any scene from any book, and my mind quickly wandered over to the magical land of Fillory. It was a pleasure to skim through The Magicians again as I wondered what scene I might choose to illustrate. I settled on a memorable moment in a tavern where the group talks to a friendly bear who drinks little glasses of schnapps and talks mostly about things only a bear would find interesting. Wonderful stuff! There is so much more to the scene that I just couldn’t figure out how to fit in, but that is one of the challenges of being an illustrator I suppose.
Have you read The Magicians? You should read The Magicians.
SCORE: An art school assignment that doesn’t suck! Thanks, Lev Grossman.