Monday 25 June 2018

'Ratty's House'

'Ratty's House'
watercolour and gouache
24 x 31cm
This little 'The Wind in the Willows' illustration was completed Thursday - as hot of the drawing board as I can get. This is what Mole sees when he reaches the riverbank and claps eyes on Ratty for the first time.

I had lots of fun working on the trees, especially flicking masking fluid around to get the speckled bark effect. I was also quite pleased with the water.
Work in progress detail before whiskers and pinstripes.
The pencil rough


Jan said...

This is quite wonderful, I'd love to live in that cottage!

Chris Dunn said...

Thanks Jan. So would I!

Unknown said...

Just a joy to see such wonderful detail. I love it. Thank you Chris.