“Wizard Howl's castle was rumbling and bumping towards her across the moorland. Black smoke was blowing up in clouds from behind its black battlements. It looked tall and thin and heavy and ugly and very sinister indeed. Sophie leaned on her stick and watched it. She was not particularly frightened. She wondered how it moved. But the main thing in her mind was that all that smoke must mean a large fireside somewhere inside those tall black walls.”
– Diana Wynne Jones, Howl's Moving Castle
My entry for this year’s Book Illustration Competition organized by The House Of Illustration and Folio Society. Participants are asked to enter three full-page illustrations as well as a binding design for the cloth-bound book which is to be block printed using two colors.