My second Aesop’s Fable, and I thought I’d show the ‘making of’ the illustration.
I start off by trawling the web for the one photo that captures my imagination. I then blunt all my pencils by drawing the subject matter, over and over.
And when I get that perfect composition, I rush to draw it out on watercolour paper, and ink over the design before my spark of creativity fades. After the ink is dry, I apply watercolour and, when that has dried I add the finishing touches with white acrylic and more ink to pattern.