The Phantom Carriage

My sister had the assignment to translate Selma Lagerlöf's classic story Körkarlen (The Phantom Carriage) to English, as well as create an e-book out of it. For this assignment she also needed an illustration which could be used for the cover. 

I was given an excerpt from the book, the description of the wagoner that drives into the town with his carriage, and a summary of the plot. Based on these texts I made this illustration. 


  • Autodesk sketchbook

    Was used for the majority of the illustration.

  • Adobe Photoshop

    Was used for minor colour correction and effects.