Saturday, November 7th, 2015
If you’ve read my novels, you probably remember Horace, the bronze sparrow created by the magical main character. He carries letters inside his hollow chest, and flies on the strength of spells written into every feather.
There’s just one color of ink in this bronze feather, covered in runes and imbued with magic — in the world of the book, anyway.
Before you hurt your brain trying to google the runes, they’re mostly made up, and a couple of them are even stolen from my fake Cthulhu alphabet. Why make new fake runes when old fake runes will do?
Horace’s Feather, 4″x6″ ink wash on Fluid watercolor paper.
Above, you can see the ink-painted runes and bronze details of Horace’s feather. Below, it’s safely in a frame, waiting to float to a new home.