The Brave Sir Douglas


My time at University is sadly coming to an end. And my next journey begins!

brave sir Douglas - cover - blog. Neil Hughes Puppet Illustration.

This is my final honors project; a book called The Brave Sir Douglas. It is the story of a Knights quest to rescue the fair maiden, but to do so he must get past the dragon and defeat the ogre. However as the story develops it becomes apparent that the Knight isn’t all he seems and the lines between reality and fantasy start to crack.

Here are some selected pages (scroll to see):

brave sir Douglas - page 5 - blog. Neil Hughes Puppet Illustration.

 

brave sir Douglas - page 6 - blog. Neil Hughes Puppet Illustration.

 

brave sir Douglas - page 10 - blog. Neil Hughes Puppet Illustration.

 

brave sir Douglas - page 11 - blog. Neil Hughes Puppet Illustration.

 

brave sir Douglas - page 12 - blog. Neil Hughes Puppet Illustration.

 

brave sir Douglas - page 16 - blog. Neil Hughes Puppet Illustration.

 

brave sir Douglas - page 17 - blog. Neil Hughes Puppet Illustration.

 

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The book was made as a new way to communicate how the world is seen by an abused child. They want to be happy and explore, but are punished by doing so, being made to feel scared, unsafe and unloved through no fault of their own.

This has been my biggest piece of work I have produced and also the most rewarding.