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:
Arctic Animals and Inuits - Barefoot Books.
Mythic Greece - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Can you Follow the Trail of a Bright Shooting Star?
Rooster - WMB Eerdmans.
His Dark Materials - Playing Card Props - BBC/HBO
Flying with Dragons - Scholastic
Garden Endpapers Mockup
Taro Goes to the Bottom of the Sea - Scholastic.
Mousesong - WMB Eerdmans.
Aziz Dreams: The Star Dreamer - Little Barn Books