Death of Myth Picture

Graphite pencil on illustration board. About 15”x17” (38cm x 43cm).

Illustration for a story I made up. The wizard is predicting the extinction of all the creatures that are now considered to be mythology, the idea being that they once actually existed. The wizard is not Gandalf, despite how much I like Toilken. This was drawn before the Lord of the Ring movies came out and at the time my vision of Gandalf was closer to the gnarled old tree of a man that is in the animated The Hobbit.

© 2002 Tracy Bach
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