Saturday, January 8, 2011

Lavender - First Illustration

A few months ago I started to post some of the illustration roughs I had been doing for an Irish Faerie Tale project I'm working on called Lavender Blue and the Faeries of Galtee Wood (we're thinking about shortening the title). Since then conflicting deadlines and other circumstances have been competing to keep me away from finishing the final illustrations for Lavender, until now.

This image is the first picture in the book. Here we have Lavender in the garden clipping flowers, blissfully unaware of the catastrophic events awaiting her in the Faerie Realm just a few short pages away.

This picture is all watercolour with some colour pencil work over top.

11 comments:

tinypearl5758 said...

Wonderful as usual. Thank you for sharing, I am looking forward to seeing the rest. xxx

Ghislaine said...

Beautiful! Lavander looks very content and the house so cosy. What will happen?
Again your picture tells so much. I am allso looking forward to see more. Greetings !

Eric Orchard said...

Beautiful, I love how real and livable the house looks.

Autumn Alchemy said...

I know you say 'Irish', but this piece reminds me of the whole english country garden thing. Beautiful! You have a way with making your colours so earthy and natural; nothings garish.

Matteo said...

wonderful!

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks TP - there is more coming :)

Larry MacDougall said...

Ghislaine - Thanks so much - Lavender is going to have an adventure in the Faerie Realm.

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Eric.

Larry MacDougall said...

AA - you are so right - I have been looking at a lot of Helen Allingham and Myles Bircket Foster - two fabulous English watercolourists.

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Matteo

Craig Phillips said...

It's lovely. Very light in feel and full of charm.