My pals over at Rock Paper books, for whom I produced some Shakespeare covers got in touch and asked if I’d like to draw a cover for a reprint of Sleepy Hollow. It’s an American classic that I hadn’t read, which was quickly rectified (it really is different to the film!).
The brief was to try and evoke Ichabod Crane’s state of mind as he’s pursued by – what he believes to be – a headless horseman. I wanted to try and make a drawing with a reduced palette and no textures to give it a crisp, shadow-theatre feel.
A lot of fun.