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River Folklore of Shropshire


I’ve started a new project this week to illustrate various aspects about the folklore of the River Severn in Shropshire which is my home county. I did a lot of research upon this subject last year as one of my weekly project challenges to get me in the zone for learning the ins and outs of Illustration. I have already decided that this project will not feature any squirrels…

Originally I was going to write an accompanying article and do spot Illustrations, however I realised that incorporating the research in a visual form would be more fun and more up my street. The writing the article myself part was a stumbling block in the way of this project for me.

I’ve gathered sketches and ideas together for this project and I’m currently doing medium tests and studies for the Illustrations.

Here are a few I’ve done so far. I like to keep them fast and loose in the early stages so it doesn’t get in the way of ideas.

River Folklore Sketches Water Lady
Digital pencil tests
I’ll keep you posted on my progress :-)

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