A startled boy comes upon a giant starfish, while combing the beach for shells one night. When he dares to nudge the starfish with his bucket an otherworldly girl materializes before him.
Artist's Notes: Starfish Shore came about from a series of sketchbook doodles done on actual real paper with pencils. Thanks to my local illustration group, I've just rediscovered my love of toned sketch paper + white Prismacolor pencil. I've been itching to do something "beachy" so I was musing about sea-life that one might find along the shore and what might be magical about it. When this image started off it was just the boy and a lantern, the girl came about when I was painting later and found myself wanting to put something/someone hovering over top of the starfish.
(boy, girl, sea, shore, ocean, magic, night, stars, sand, waves, shells, starfish, beach, children's, fantasy, art)