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Inktober Day 28: Poor Children

Poor Children. Day 28 of #Inktober2016.

Today’s Inktober is a little different – rather than personal sketchbook doodles here’s an extra illustration for a current book project, a new edition of L. Frank Baum’s The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. This was a ‘warm-up’ drawing to get me in the groove and test nibs, so a little rough and ready, though often first drawings have an energy that re-draws somehow miss! Unfortunately, although there are several sections featuring children in the text, this drawing doesn’t quite fit with any specific passage, so I’ve not submitted it to the publisher with the other cuts.

I can show it here though!

The book is in production as I write, more news on that to come.

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