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.