I started making sketches of profiles, continuing with the idea of the witch as person rather than a stereotypical baddie in a pointed hat, and developed these into a rough image. I am still trying to get the feel of a renaissance portrait.
I’ve put this into Photoshop to see what it looks like in the structure that I’m thinking of using so far.
It’s getting there but I think it’s still too literal. I’ll put this on the back burner for a week or two and live with it around the workroom. I've signed up to do a second book, ‘Where the dead live’, and I’ve got some ideas for that that I think I’d like to explore in the meantime.