11.5" x 16.75" oils on paper Cover Illustration for the book: "The Night Circus", by Erin Morgenstern. Chosen in The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles 57th Annual Illustration Exhibition. Honorable Mention in the 3x3 International Professional Show No. 15 . See some of my preliminary sketches and learn about the inspirations and challenges that lead to the creation of this painting in my Blog.