All illustrations © Taeden Hall
This post illustrator and all around talented person Taeden Hall writes of her experience with illustrating our Vintage Vampire Version of Carmilla*:
My educational background is in illustration but there was a time in which I barely lifted a pen; I stepped back from my drawing work to focus on surviving a dark time in my life. Carmilla was the first project I took on after that time, after several years of not drawing much of anything. It’s a true classic for any vampire or horror fan out there and I was delighted to be asked. It was a challenge creating artwork for this classic story that didn’t feel typical or imbued with the expected symbols and themes. I wanted the artwork to feel feminine and dreamy, filled with lush detail and thought. Admittedly looking upon the work now causes feelings of both faint embarrassment, for my rusty handiwork, and a pride in knowing that it was that commission that shook me out of my shadows. I hope you enjoy the illustrations alongside this beautiful old story.
*the video we made to promote the book featuring models wearing Gloomth (Taeden's fashion line) and Daniel Richler, the writer of the foreword can be watched here.
Model: CheshireCat, Photographer: Russel Hall Stylist/MUA: Taeden/Gloomth