These paintings are a sneak preview for my upcoming children's book. These images will not actually be in the book, but I did them to help me figure out the style and color palette, that I will be working in.
I painted this with a limited palette of primarily yellow ochre, cad red light, cerulean, primary blue, and burnt umber. I have been looking at a lot of Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac lately, and want to give the paintings an older fairytale feel, while still having a contemporary drawing and design aesthetic. I hope you like them.