Once Upon a Book

Illustrated for: Personal Project

I'm a little bit obsessed with the opening lines of novels. I love how a single line has the power to pull you into a story from the off. I had a desire to explore these sentences in more depth and then it hit me that I should illustrate them. 

The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov

'At the sunset hour of one warm spring day two men were to be seen at Patriach's Ponds.'

The Road, Cormac McCarthy

'When he woke in the dark and cold of the night he'd reach out to touch the child sleeping beside him.'