Sarah Young is the talented illustrator of Ann Turnbull's Greek Myths book. The artist normally works by hand, and this was here first project which she used a computer, but he work still has a hand finished feel in the colours and textures.
"One word keeps coming to mind when looking at this book: lavish. Sixteen well-known stories are presented here, in a book positively overflowing with brightly coloured illustrations. Generous use of gold makes the book feel even more special, and the only danger, if you buy it for a child, is that you may not be able to bring yourself to give it away."
- The Book Bag.
"Ann Turnbull's re-tellings are as elegant as the book's classically influenced illustrations by Sarah Young... The production - from the cover dusted with shimmering gold to the white text on the back page when Orpheus enters the underworld - makes this volume a work of art."
-Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times
About the book: Enter a world where anything is possible. A god might be a mountain or a shower of gold. A nymph may be a stream or an echo in the wind. The myths of ancient Greece are full of such wonders, as well as a host of courageous heroes, cunning heroines, and terrible monsters. Ann Turnbull’s compelling prose enlivens sixteen of the most celebrated myths, from the sadness of Persephone to the ill-fated love of Orpheus and Eurydice, from Pandora’s unlucky curiosity to the greed of King Midas to many more age-old tales filled with drama and romance. In vivid, expressive detail, Sarah Young’s fine-art illustrations bring this golden world to life, capturing creatures from Cerberus, the three headed dog, to the sinister snake-haired Medusa.
The book's printing is just as special as the illustrations themselves. These images here are only dummy text as I was unable to find better pictures than these which are from the artist's blog. If you can visit you local book store to have a look at the book, or you can get you copy here. I would suggest the hardcover book, always for something like this.