Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Milly Goes to the Pet Shop


I decided to play with the watercolour & graphite illustration technique a little more, as I felt it had possibilities, but last time it ended up more cartoon than 'picture book'. I created this little character, who I think I'll call Milly. She is taking her new friend home from the pet shop:


I much prefer this to the hierarchy illustration. The paint work is more understated and delicate, and I am already rather fond of little Milly.

7 comments:

Alicia Padrón said...

Ohhh yes Lynne, I love this! I agree is delicate, gentle and feesl very spontaneous and fresh.

Little Milly is adorable :o)

Buskitten said...

Yeah Lynne - she's adorable! Perfect for a 'Milly' series!

Loni Edwards said...

How sweet! Yes, I too like the organic feel of the watercolor in this one. Very nice!

Tomás Serrano said...

I like both illustrations so much.

Damian Harvey said...

This is great Lynne - it's really interesting seeing these diferent styles your trying.

As a writer I love seeing characters like this - there's nothing like it for generating story ideas.

Lynne Chapman said...

Thank you everyone!

Damian - if you were to write about Milly, you could attach the character sketch to the MS... you never know...

Angelico said...

I like this. :)