I found this Boy’s Own Annual, on a charity bookstall, during a holiday in Shropshire last July. It’s a large, heavy book and was crammed full of interesting images. The dilemma here was not what to put into the piece, but more what to leave out.
I used inks and watercolours on any of the illustrations that were not already coloured, to add depth and to give a more even appearance to the piece.
The book gave me the opportunity to create interactions between the characters. This is something I particularly enjoy doing as it feels as though the piece starts to take on a life of its own.