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.
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Mousesong - Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Aziz: The Star Dreamer - Little Barn Books
His Dark Materials - Playing Card Props - BBC/HBO
F is for fox
The City Mouse & the Country Mouse - Ladybug Magazine.
Nativity: The Star Dreamer - Little Barn Books
Moles Live in Holes (and Worms are Very Tasty!)
Sometimes Squirrels Forget ...
Seasonal Border - Lion Hudson
Through the Mickle Wood - The Great Books Foundation.