Inspired by pale gray skies and unusual terrain while visiting Wolf Haven in Lacey, I created this Little Red Riding Hood conceptual illustration. I love the way mysterious mounds form natural pathways through the field. Fall colors and a few bare trees add to the appeal of this scene.
I cast my step-daughter as our caped heroine. She carries a basket of bread through the enchanted, foggy landscape. We imagine danger lurking somewhere in the mist as she steps apprehensively toward the forest. Her portrayal of this classic fairy tale figure was actually captured in the safety of a school courtyard where we were able to control the wind and match the overcast lighting to the original scene!
See the images used in this concept below.