The Tortoises and The Raven

All finished, let’s hope someone likes it!…

Here are some sketches and work for a story I have written, inspired by my children. It is a story based on how friendships can be tested and how sometimes, people can deceive us. Sounds deep for children but it is all very light hearted and created in rhyme.

The stories tells the tale of a close tortoise friendship that is separated by a crafty cunning raven. Even though the raven appears to be good fun and friendly, he has a plan up his sleeve which is purely selfish. Will the raven get away with it or will he get found out?

I’ve included a couple of the final illustrations as well as some older, painted images. This shows the transition from start to finish and the characters evolve.