Fourth image in the Birgit's sequence. I was definitely sad after doing this one. I felt pretty guilty for the rest of the series. I never thought drawings would affect me. Even if the approach to this novel was pretty poetic, I intend the illustrations weren't soft. The novel is pretty hard and clear regarding the illness and I didn't want to betray it, so I was as hard as possible even if I used flowers as the visual symbol of the mortal illness.

final work

pencil pastel and gouache