Illustration Friday: Phenomenon

I was working on an illustration of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” (yes, all twelve of them, in a 10x15cm picture) and trying to work out what I could draw for this Illustration Friday topic. When I hear “phenomenon”, I always think of the Muppets mahna mahna song. And then of course I realised that my glasses were, metaphorically speaking, on top of my head and the fairytale is about a soldier sent to investigate the phenomenon of the worn-out dancing shoes.

So here is one of the twelve, home at dawn. It is pen and ink with watercolour pencil.

I also did a sketch of Lydia Bennett dancing, which I may put up later.