This illustration was based on a photograph I took in Kennall Vale when I lived in Cornwall. Another image I'd squirrelled away figuring it would come in useful one day (thank goodness for digital files), it resurfaced when Sean and I were throwing things in the ring to see what ideas emerged - pictures, memories, dreams. I converted the image which was originally daylight with a busy background to a moonlit scene with the surrounding plants thrown into sharp relief, which gave it a fairy tale feel and was exactly the take Sean had with his story.
Additional image shows the work in progress and the final image, a sample illustration framed (the little figure in the bottom corner of the frame not included, that's the original Catmonkey who will be continuing his reign of terror from here).
The drawing comes complete with a copy of the story by Sean Walter.
Worked in charcoal and Wolff's carbon pencils on Fabriano Artistico extra white paper. It's framed ready to ship in a smart black frame made using recycled materials and with acrylic safety glazing. Drawn area size 12" wide by 18" high, frame size 16" x 22".