This artwork accompanies the young adult fantasy story “Little Knife” by Leigh Bardugo, published on Tor.com. We imagined the strength and power of the river as a big wave of water in the guise of a woman that sweeps away the forest.
“But the river did not stop. It twisted and turned, forming a mighty column that churned with reeds and broken rocks, rising high above the forest floor as the onlookers cowered in fear. What did they see in its waters? Some would later say a demon, others the pale and bloated bodies of a hundred drowned men, but most said they saw a woman with arms like breaking waves, with hair like storm cloud lightning, and breasts of white foam.”