The Book thief written by Markus Zusak was a memorable recent read so I thought I would attempt revisiting scenes through drawing Liesel and Rudy. Here I tried to show their friendship and young years.
Used some strong inks here as I planned for this to be a mock title page. Enjoyed researching details and mixing new shades with Dr Martins inks. FW inks and watercolour. The first illustration was done on bristol board very smooth and white no paper stretching was a big help. The cover above was completed on cartridge paper from a Seawhite sketchbook its not stretched though I hear ironing on the reverse is a possibility! Thank you for looking and sharing my posts it is appreciated.
Very happy to have sketched away inspired after reading my brothers latest short stories. Thinking of cover ideas for these two stories set in Japan was so enjoyable as Chris writes so descriptively. Evoking a strong sense of tension and place. They are drawn using indian ink W&N with pen and brush onto very course paper in the same style seen in my recent post The Runner. Both of these enjoyable short stories are available to download. The Prisoner by Chris Green