Pearson Eduction have recently released an anthology of short stories and poetry for children and asked me to illustrate a story titled 'The Stag and His Spindly Legs' by Hiawyn Oram. This is the lead illustration and you can see it in context below, along with a second illustration.
My rough for the lead illustration
The ink drawings which make-up the lead illustration. I create these drawings on paper with ink, using a light-box to register the layers in relation to the rough. I then scan these and compose the illustration and colour it digitally, adding scanned in paper textures to soften the overall final artwork.