I created these illustrations for a Hungarian folktale about Prince Árgirus and Fairy Ilona.
I interpret the story as a soul searching enlightenment.
Árgirus and Ilona, the swan-fairy princess
Árgirus on his seemingly hopeless journey to find the fairy
A wolf witch showing the way to the Black Town, where the lovers are supposed to meet.
The Black Town, kingdom of the dead
A witch lady trying to capture Árgirus for her daughter
Three young devils fighting over magical artefacts which will eventually take our hero to the fairy castle
Árgirus and Ilona heading back to the palace together on a magical horse