While cleaning the annex/studio this afternoon in order to have room to work on a project, I found a dead (and, admittedly, not very excited-looking beetle). It at once put me in mind of that other, more famous beetle, Alexander, and so here he is, safely returned to his matchbox:

Illustration Friday: Confined

I gave this one the full blue-pencil sketch with brush and ink over it. It is part of my ongoing education and although I enjoyed it and like the possibilities, it is unfortunately too time consuming for the project I’m working on at the moment. Colour added in Photoshop.

The full text of Milne’s poem “Forgiven” is available at many places, including here: http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/58210-A-A–Milne-Forgiven.