Here are my latest illustrations for my Writers Portraits series. This series is a ode to my literary heroes of the (mostly) Victorian Era. These authors help us all celebrate our inner goth hearts and souls.
First off, say a hearty hello to the Brothers Grimm!
The Brothers Grimm brought German and Eastern European folk tales to the world. Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm dedicated their lives to researching and rewriting some of the most macabre and spooky tales the world has ever known. Without their hard work, I wonder what kinds of stories we would be telling around the campfire and scaring our kids to death.
Debra Styer, A Moonlit Tale of Grimm, 2015
Grimm Sketch...Wilhelm on the left, Jacob on the right
Brother Grimm Print
Look into their eyes...Closeup
The next portrait is of the incredible Irish novelist Bram Stoker!
Bram Stoker, of course, is best known for being the creator of Dracula. Like the Grimm Brothers, Bram had a love of German folklore. Count Dracula is one of the most wicked yet loved literary characters of all time. Could you imagine a world without Vampires? Thank you for all the nightmares, Mr. Stoker.
Debra Styer, Bram Stoker and the Vampire's Kiss, 2015
Bram Stoker Print