Mar 3, 2011

Through the Duat

My latest assignment for illustration was to create a children's book spread from a published children's book I have read. At the time I was reading the amazing book, The Red Pyramid, by Rick Riordan, a book about two siblings who discover that the modern world is in danger from the Egyptian god Set, and they must save the world from his evil plans to destroy civilization.

The spread depicts the scene where the siblings venture in a steamboat into the Duat, the Egyptian underworld. According to the story, the Duat is filled with large rocks and statues and in the distance is the fiery lakes of fire!