Medium: Brush and Ink
Copyright Notice: Illustration 2013 by Bob Giadrosich/Red Dragonfly Illustration. All Rights Reserved.
I've always been an avid reader of Faerie tales, especially of Celtic, German and Scandinavian origins, and somehow feel that the current versions have been homogenized and sanitized so as to make them palatable to modern sensibilities. That being said, I find it hard to believe that the protagonist in the tale "Hansel and Gretel" could be fooled so easily by two wayward children, especially on her home turf. She is an ancient one, full of cunning and guile. Her dwelling is a magical place, and all who enter succumb to a powerful enchantment.
So, with that in mind, here is how she might appear, taking a rest in the garden with her familiar after a delectable lunch, and perhaps thinking of an appropriate recipe for the evening's meal...
Here's the Work-In-Progress: [link]