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