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Illustrations for The Bird, the Mouse and the Sausage by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

The original story can be read here.

I chose this story to illustrate because it doesn't have a happy ending. I wanted to focus on showing the emotions of the characters as well as promoting the moral of the story.

These illustrations started with really basic pencil sketches. A few examples are below.

These were scanned in to the computer and I worked digitally from there, creating outlines, colouring and adding textures.