The hole in my foot
It was a simple, small round hole, smooth-edged. I could not see how deeply it went, because something was in the way. Something was blocking it. Something that seemed to retreat as the light touched it.
This is an original illustration from The Ocean at the End of the Lane written by Neil Gaiman (Headline, 2019), illustrated by Elise Hurst.
Pen, ink and acrylic on warm off-white paper, signed by the artist.
Illustration area 23 x 29 cm, in grey mount.
Please note: The first image on this page is the closest colour match to the original.