This is my first illustration for an upcoming picture book, The Old Man and the Cat, by Anthony Holcroft, to be published in 2011 by Penguin NZ. I've decided to post some of the illustrations here rather than creating a separate blog for them. They will not be in order, but rather haphazard as is my nature!
In this image the old man has just discovered that the flute he carved has the power to summon birds and other creatures.
Acrylic on text (including diagrams, illustrations, and musical notation) and maps on canvas, 9"x12"