Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Book cover illustration for The Owl and Pussy-cat

Owl and Pussy-cat book illustration

As Edward Lear was one of my favourite poets when I was a child, I recently had an urge to illustrate his poem; 'The Owl and the Pussycat, a particular favourite of mine. I wanted to give the illustration a magical feel. It's an acrylic on canvas with some effects added in photoshop.

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea 

In a beautiful pea-green boat,

They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.

The Owl looked up to the stars above,

And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,

What a beautiful Pussy you are, you are, you are,

What a beautiful Pussy you are.
Pussy said to the Owl "You elegant fowl, 
How charmingly sweet you sing.