Ken’s 50th Birthday Card

Normally, when working in this style, I use pen and ink followed by washes
of watercolour. I took this opportunity to experiment with using pencil
instead of the black pen line – I found it produces a softer, more
spontaneous feel. This took less than a day from sketch to scanning.
One of the problems with Picture Book work is the alarming time constraints
one has to wrestle with. This is the first step in trying to conjure a style
that I’m happy with, but is quicker to produce.
More soon…



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