Each month we share excerpts from the illustrated novel Dreams of Ýdalir with our followers. Each excerpt is accompanied by an exclusive “sneak peek”/”work in progress” of the concept art work, created by Roberto especially for the main theme and mood of the chapter it comes from.
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Now for the excerpt and art:
One day, on my way home from picking up such a bag of grain, I caught movement out of the corner of my eye. It was close to the ground, small and white, its movements reminded me of a small deer. It was snuffling around in the bushes and as I peered closer, out it came, very timid. I was surprised to see what appeared to be a miniature hound, its body was very sleek and it had a long pointed nose. Although the dog was small, its legs were long and graceful for its size and its eyes were full of sweetness and fear. I didn’t want to scare off, so I offered it a small piece of cheese I had in my pocket leftover from lunch. The nose twitched, but as soon as I shifted my way to get closer, the ears went down, the eyes widened, the tail went between the legs and the poor little thing scurried off in a hurry.
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