Sunday, September 22, 2013

Book Illustration Lesson : 'The Hedgerow Circus- An Animal Story'

Here is an illustration Jeanette created from the book 'The Hedgerow Circus' by Ruth Thomson (Author) and Jolyne Knox (Illustrator). Part of the fun of drawing and painting it was telling the story out loud. Speaking about the story informs the image to a large extent. We mostly focused on working with washes of watercolor as well as paying attention to detail with pencil. If you notice the centre field, it is a yellow wash with green grass on top. She had to wait for the yellow to dry completely before applying the green watercolor. We also identified the horizon which has blue trees/foliage. We also spoke about the butterflies being large because they were quite close to us. I thought it was a very nice lesson.