Thursday, June 28, 2012

Poetry Illustration

This is an illustration I was recently commissioned to do. It is an illustration for a beautiful poem about a grandmother dying peacefully in her chair, with a cup of hot chocolate steaming beside her.

I really love when I have the chance to do a large cross-hatched image like this. While it takes a great deal of time, I really enjoy the intricacy of trying to create as many textures as I can.


  1. I'm in total agreement with you about the satisfaction of doing a drawing with a lot of cross-hatching. You are obviously very good at it--this is a really nice illustration. I like your work.
    PS I also like it that you like bow ties and, especially, Edward Gorey :) I don't like sticky things, either.

  2. Hello Elizabeth! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I am glad that you like this illustration.

    I just spent some time browsing through your blog and website, and I am very impressed. I uncontrollably smiled on more than one occasion. As you may have already guessed, my favourite drawings are in the "Scary Stuff" folder. Those are really fantastic! I hope to see more of these frightful little things pop up on your blog. :o)

    P.S. Sticky things should all just die. Right now.