Black Beauty

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.

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