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Losing lines

One thing I always have to be careful of in illustration is having line details swamped when it comes to adding colour. For example this pic. I actually prefer the B/W pen and ink underdrawing to the finished art.



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The colour version is how it appeared in the final book. It’s an illustration to Hans Andersen’s story “The Flea and the Professor”.

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