Abandoned Homestead

This illustration was made to honour a dutch archaeological open-air museum and it´s wonderful annual festival "Midwinterfair" (each year on the weekend just before Christmas). When the publisher of the new dutch fantasy magazine "purefantasy", Alex de Jong told me about his decision to celebrate the aniversary of his product with a special edition for that fair it didn´t take me long to make up my mind and propose a cover for that occasion. It had to be winter and I wanted to feature some of the buildings that could be found in the park. I also wanted to picture the grim leather & coat clad dark ages roleplayers that used to show up there (well, actually they are quite a cheerfull bunch).