This commission came from a multi-talented friend, Sébastien Degorce, who has moved back to France and launched a publishing company. As a gift to his lovely wife Caroline he reprinted a very small run of the famous novel Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
I made two versions.
The first, done in ink by hand and digitally coloured looked like this:
However this style didn’t really match the existing line of books, and Seb felt that a lot of the energy from the rough pencil drawing had been lost.
Alas I’d inked over the original drawing, so I drew it again:
Here’s the final version, which you can buy from the Degorce Editions website: