Wednesday, 14 August 2013

The two grannies

Laurie Lee was a writer who wrote the story The two grannies, which I have just illustrated for a publisher. This illustration shows the three children visiting Granny Trill’s home.

The two grannies: This story is included as an excerpt in a much larger English Language publication, as a teaching aid. The illustration has been created using sepia ink with a nib, and then very wet-in-wet water colours to create the softly blended colour effect.  I was trying to find a way to emulate the soft effect I am able to achieve in my pencil greyscale work, but using watercolour. It’s nearly there but I think I can push it further!

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