fox badgers tra party poem illustration drawing bereavement hereford

I was asked by a lady if I could illustrate her friend’s poem, a poem that she had written after the death of her much loved Gran. I had never created a keepsake in this way before, but I was intrigued to see if if i could do it. Initially I struggled, but after gathering research of good quality photographs of Foxes and badgers and a table set for tea I managed to come up with an arrangement that I really liked. At the beginning I endeavoured to include all 5 verses of the poem but then I realised that my work usually only has a few words, I decided to select just the verse I was actaully illustrated and then it all fell into place. I really like the outcome.