The following pieces are for the Bologna Children's Book Fair 2013. They are based on The Wild Swans, the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen. I picked this story to illustrate as I wanted a fairytale that is not too well-known. After trying a few different techniques and materials, I settled on simple black and white pencil drawings, not unlike what I did for The Bloody Chamber.

Right, I had painted a really simple picture with just brush and ink and I decided to scan it in and see what I can do with Photoshop. I have been learning a lot through videos and thought maybe I could practice some of the techniques I learned (before they all go poof in a month's time). So this is the brush painting I started of with this:

...and ended up with this (sort of like an old chinese mural):

I loved the wolf I created in my previous post so much that I created another one. Trying to imbue more "character" into my characters.