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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Balthazar: The Star Dreamer - Little Barn Books
Wren - WMB Eerdmans.
Fish - WMB Eerdmans.
Mousesong - WMB Eerdmans.
Rooster - WMB Eerdmans.
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Asian Folktales - Scholastic
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