Two family cards from September! Both ridiculously tiny, although in the first case it was because I started too close to the top of the paper.
Look at this tiny car!
The first is for my dad for Father’s Day. He was always a fan of Badger in The Wind in the Willows, and after illustrating Kij Johnson’s The River Bank, I still haven’t had enough of playing in that world.
I freehand-sketched the illustration onto the back of a scrap of paper, and then refined it as I cut it out.
The second card was for my niece’s birthday. She is now two and likes unicorns.
This time I sketched it lightly onto a piece of card, then darkened the main lines. Then I went over it with watercolours.
I went with a more horse-shaped unicorn than my usual goat/borzoi hybrids.