You may remember the woman on a cloud from my illustration for the book Rope of Words by Megan Kerr – well it was incorrect but luckily it was easy to paint an asteroid separately and photoshop it in!
In yesterday’s blog you can see the Woman who Waited. Here is the life-drawing which I did for this piece. I exaggerated the length of her legs making her taller and also made her more curvy. I chnaged her (lovely) face to the stylised Picasso style face (profile with frontal eye). Nevertheless in the drawing you can see that atmosphere of waiitng and her dignity and patience.The tower in the illustration and the story is based on the Barnabus or Jericho tower inOxford. In the story it is in a valley – the parallel valley that was the Golden Valley but in real life it is quite urban! Megan could see it from her garden, and it found its way into the narrative.