Ink on Saunders Waterford paper, digital colours
Wraparound cover (12x9")

In Anna Tan's fantasy novel Dongeng (Malay for 'fairytale'),  characters and figures from Malaysian mythology enlist the help of city dwellers Sara and Helmi as their world is in danger of disappearing. With a war brewing between the Orang Bunian and the Hantu, they must learn to navigate the fine line between telling and altering tales, and irrevocably shaping the world for better - or for worse.

You can order paperback (Malaysian only) or e-book copies here.

The ink and pencil drawing, before being coloured in Photoshop.


See also:

A Stranger Malaysia

Drawings and stories imagining a different past, present, and future.

The Geeky Baju Project

Southeast Asian garment designs based on books, films, and video games.