Illustration Friday Night´s topic this week is: "a book i'll always remember" (suggested by red-handed).
The stories I used to devour as a child were Asian tales. They were mainly Indian and Chinese. This picture was inspired by the story "The Hucho hucho girl" and the illustrations done by Irmhild and Hilmar Proft for the book "Die neunköpfigen Ungeheuer vom Zweidrachenberg" (published 1974).
The illustration was beautiful in black and white. But I wanted to color it, as the story is about the Hucho hucho (redfish) girl. Somehow the color really took away a lot from the original pic.
Die neunköpfigen Ungeheuer von Zweidrachenberg: Märchen und Volkserzählungen aus China. Bräutigam, Herbert (1974)