This is an original, one of a kind marker/ink coloured illustration. Signed by Ben Krefta, a professional artist best known for his ‘How to Draw Manga’ art books, which have sold over a million copies globally.
Once upon a time, in a far-off kingdom filled with magic and wonder, there lived an elf maiden named Lyra. She was a creature of grace and beauty, with long golden hair that sparkled in the sunlight and eyes as blue as the sky on a summer’s day. It was said that her gaze could make even the hardest heart soften, and her smile was known to bring joy to those who saw it.
Lyra lived in the forest with her family and the other elves, where she spent her days tending to the animals and singing sweet songs to the trees. She was content with her simple life and loved nothing more than exploring the lush forest, taking in its sights and sounds. However, her peaceful existence was soon to be shattered.
One day, as she was out gathering berries, she heard a loud crash from the direction of her village. Alarmed, she ran back as fast as she could, only to find that the village was under attack by a band of goblins. They were destroying everything in their path and terrorizing the inhabitants. In an effort to protect her family, Lyra reached for her bow and arrow, determined to fight back against the invaders.
Her bravery was unmatched as she fired arrow after arrow, striking down goblin after goblin. The other elves soon joined in the battle, and together they were able to drive the attackers away. But the victory was bittersweet, as the village lay in ruins, and many of the elves, including Lyra’s parents, were lost in the battle.
Grief-stricken, Lyra was taken in by the village elder, who recognized her bravery and appointed her as the new leader of the elves. Despite her youth, Lyra was determined to rebuild their home and keep her people safe from harm. She worked tirelessly, and with the help of the other elves, they were able to rebuild the village and fortify it against any future attacks.
However, the goblins were not so easily deterred, and they soon returned with a vengeance. Lyra rallied her people once again, and this time, they were able to defeat the invaders for good. Her bravery and leadership earned her the respect of the entire kingdom, and word of her deeds soon spread far and wide.
One day, a young prince came to the forest, seeking the legendary elf maiden with blue eyes. He had heard of her bravery and wanted to offer her the hand of friendship on behalf of his kingdom. Lyra was hesitant at first, as she had never left the safety of the forest, but the prince’s kindness and sincerity won her over, and she agreed to accompany him back to his kingdom.
The prince was true to his word, and he and his people welcomed Lyra with open arms. She quickly became a trusted advisor to the prince and helped him to rule justly and wisely. The kingdom prospered under their leadership, and peace and prosperity were restored to the land.
Years went by, and Lyra and the prince fell in love and were married in a grand ceremony attended by all the kingdoms of the land. They ruled together for many happy years, and their love for each other never wavered. Lyra was loved by all who knew her, and her legacy lived on long after she was gone.
And so, the legend of the elf maiden with blue eyes was born, a tale of bravery, love, and leadership that was passed down from generation to generation. The memory of her kind heart and gentle spirit lived on, inspiring others to be brave and to follow their hearts. And whenever someone saw the blue sky on a summer’s day, they would think of the brave elf maiden and smile.
✔️ Format: A3 size. 11.7 inches x 16.5 / 29.7 cm x 42cm on white 260gsm Bristol board
✔️ Original marker coloured artwork
✔️ Signed by artist on front
Please Note: Colours may vary slightly due to Photo image quality.
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