Illustrating classic children’s stories with ink and watercolour

I’ve enjoyed some fairly relaxed drawing this past few days. With an ink pen and some light watercolour I created a few scenes from some of my favourite children’s stories.

The tea party

The tea party

The family Bucket

The family Bucket

Pinocchio and the whale

Pinocchio and the whale

My intention was to tell the story of the text with just the lines but as I created each piece I felt that there was a real need for shading. I didn’t want to just use a pencil so I applied some light watercolour.

I enjoyed drawing these very much and they’ll form a key part in my portfolio for submission to illustration agents.