Recently, I’ve been illustrating classic children’s books. The above is one for Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. Many classic books are set in the 1800s or early 20th century, I therefore had to do some life drawing and research into the style of buildings and technology of the time. I visited Camden Passage in Islington, London to draw the old cobbled street with traditional windows and doors. I decided on using silhouettes for Black Beauty because I felt it reflects the mood of the book. Please see my portfolio http://cargocollective.com/emmachinnery for more Black Beauty and other illustrations.