Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse–and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness–
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.

-Omar Khayyam

An illustration in photoshop, based on the poem and with reference to this page of my sketchbook. There was originally more colour in it but then I was messing around with my favourite texture (an page from a 100 year old magazine – also featuring in Electricity and Forgotten) and this happened, and I liked it.

Comments and critique are welcome and helpful.

I know that between Illustration Friday and Alice and general superheroics that it looks like I’ve been sidetracked, but I promise more Vanuatu tales and sketches soon!