Folktale Week Illustrations - The story of Árgirus

  • 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
  • Thank you for watching!