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Kilea Drawn

For the illustration course exam, I have made up a chapbook of illustrations and short snippets from the early chapters of Kilea.

Front cover (it looks a bit spooky, but the rationale is found later in the text)

It’s my first effort at doing an extended sequence of illustrations, and has been quite intensive; hours of cutting out, hours of drawing. Who knew it could take two bent-backed hours to draw a small panel illustration in pen and watercolour?

Endpages and title. The pine plantation motif from a smaller version I posted here a few days ago.

The opening paragraph to Kilea (also posted here earlier sans pale faced child)

This is the drawing that brought me a new respect for the art of rendering.

Last one for now, What Kilea found in the playground

I have a few more, but they need tidying up a little. I don’t know what I could do with the chapbook after the exam, other than keep it in a drawer, to look back at later to track progress. Sigh in relief that I can get back to focusing purely on the next novel. Yet it has been really satisfying to create something┬átangential┬áto the writing, and who knows, I may in time see that it has helped sharpen my writing style as well.


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