A double page spread illustrating a fight between the sled dogs and some starving huskies - a scene from Jack London's classic American novel, 'Call of the Wild', depicting the life of a pack dog in the 1880's Yukon. Miles Kelly, the publisher, wanted a more traditional treatment than I would usually give and this, alongside some fairly disturbing research material (many beaten, starving or fighting dogs), made the project fairly challenging. For this image I got inspiration from some beautiful 18th century oil paintings of dog fights and scrapping hunting hounds.
More in this gallery:
Gardening - Eerdmans Books for Young Readers.
Rooster - Erdmans Books for Young Readers
Under the Shed is a Den... where a Fox Family Live...
National Trust - Snakes and Apples Board Game
The Marauders’ Map Guide - Scholastic.
Wonder: A Song of the Seasons - Cover - Wisdom Tales
The Birds Paint their Feathers - Wisdom Tales.
Chapter openers - Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Flying with Dragons - Scholastic
The City Mouse & the Country Mouse - Ladybug Magazine.