Book Cover: 'The Wind In The Willows

Watercolour & Gouache
65 x 42cm

Client: Guomai

 

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Messing About On The River

Watercolour & Gouache
24 x 31cm

 

Those eagle-eyed of you may recognise this painting from the Galerie Daniel Maghen section. Due to time constraints, I attempted to re-purpose some of my previous watercolours in order to complete the whole book within the deadline.

 

The original 'Messing About' had a natural unpainted boat. However to fit the description in the story I had to do a bit of Photoshop trickery (or devilry) to make the inside appear white and the exterior blue.

Client: Guomai

 

Mole Spring Cleaning

Watercolour
16 x 19cm

Client: Guomai

 

Toad's Caravan

Watercolour & Gouache
24 x 18cm

Client: Guomai

 

Toad Transfixed

Watercolour
14 x 9cm

Client: Guomai

 

Ratty Heads To The Wild Wood

Watercolour
18 x 11cm

Client: Guomai

 

Snow's Up

Watercolour & Gouache
51 x 35cm

 

Another example of a re-used painting to bring the illustration commission in on time.

Originally taken from 'Pushing Through The Snow', I separately painted Ratty and Mole, then removed the hedgehogs in Photoshop and overlaid the new painting. It was relatively straight forward, unlike some of the other altered illustrations. However, needs must!


Client: Guomai
 

Ringing Mr Badger's Doorbell

Watercolour
11 x 17cm

Client: Guomai

 

Badger's Kitchen

Watercolour & Gouache

51 x 39cm
 

This image was particularly hard to re-use. The original 'Warming Up' depicted hedgehogs and a mouse sat at the table. In Photoshop I somehow managed to hide all trace of them and overlay Ratty and Mole in their place. Thank goodness for the clone stamp tool!


Client: Guomai
 

Badger Shows Mole The Vaults

Watercolour

9 x 11cm

Client: Guomai

 

Mole's House

Watercolour & Gouache
24 x 29cm

Client: Guomai

 

Carol Singing Mice

Watercolour & Gouache
32 x 18cm

Client: Guomai

 

Toad Steals A Car

Watercolour & Gouache
15 x 10cm

Client: Guomai

 

Toad Imprisioned

Watercolour & Gouache
11 x 7cm

Client: Guomai

 

Ratty And Mole Search For Portly

Watercolour & Gouache
19 x 10cm

Client: Guomai

 

Pan And Portly

Watercolour & Gouache
18 x 22cm

Client: Guomai

 

Toad And The Gaoler's Daughter

Watercolour & Gouache
17 x 15cm

Client: Guomai

 

Washerwoman Toad

Watercolour
9 x 15cm

Client: Guomai

 

Toad Jumps From The Train

Watercolour & Gouache
18 x 22cm

Client: Guomai

 

Mice Packing For Winter

Watercolour
19 x 9cm

Client: Guomai

 

Sea Rat Talking

Watercolour
16 x 9cm

Client: Guomai

 

Toad Crashes

Watercolour & Gouache
11 x 15cm

Client: Guomai

 

Toad In The Canal

Watercolour & Gouache
24 x 29cm

Client: Guomai

 

Toad On Horseback

Watercolour & Gouache
18 x 12cm

Client: Guomai

 

Ferret With Gun

Watercolour
14 x 14cm

Client: Guomai

 

Fleeing

Watercolour
20 x 8cm

Client: Guomai

 

Attacking

Watercolour
18 x 12cm

Client: Guomai

 

Celebratory Feast

Watercolour & Gouache
51 x 39cm

 

Here is the final example of an altered painting from a previous life. You can see the original version in the Galerie Daniel Maghen section of my website.

This was a simple case of changing Toad's expression to fit within the story. He needed to look suitably humble and demure. So I painted a separate Toad head and overlaid him in Photoshop. Job done and another 12 days of painting saved!


Client: Guomai
 

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