The swimming continues. Not actual swimming of course, I’d rather drown than don a pair of speedos, but the drawings about swimming continue. Here are two things: firstly a lino cut of the pool itself, because lino is the best medium ever, and secondly a scraperboard mock-up of one of the double pages in the book, which shows our protagonist entering the pool building. Drawing his fur coat is a lot of fun, but does the whole thing come across as too dark? Again, opinions are gratefully received.
Click to enlarge, obviously.
Lastly, a quick question for any artists: I’m currently using Daler-Rowney scraperboard but I’m not very keen on it, it’s a bit too slidey. A friend from Switzerland gave me some called Canson Studio Grattage, which is much, much better, but I can’t find it anywhere and I’m not sure Canson still make it. If anyone uses it or knows of where this stuff can be purchased, they will be handsomely rewarded with original artwork and more importantly, wine.