The Grim Squeaker {Art}

Hello friends, I hope the past week has treated you well. 

This week I thought I’d post a new illustration and I thought I’d share this one with you. Reaper Man is the 11th Discworld book by the comic and literary genius that was Sir Terry Pratchett, and is one of the best books out there (actually all the Discworld book are fantastic) Its main character is Death and later in the Death related books the Death of Rats arrives, the first of which is Reaper Man.

The Grim Squeaker is essentially a ‘living’ skeleton of a rat, that wears a black hood and carries a tiny scythe. If you haven’t read the books I totally recommend them! I don’t want to give away any spoilers (even though the book was released in 1991!) because they’re such wonderful books and once you’ve read one or two before you know it you’ve read them all!!!!!

I’m quite pleased with this little illustration! It’s drawn with Windsor & Newton drawing pencils on 300 gsm watercolour paper. I don’t normally draw in only pencil but shading and layering was fun and an 8b pencil was really good for the dark sections inside the hood and sleeves.

So that’s it for this week…I hope you like it! Drawing is a funny thing really as you have to keep practising (or I do at least!) I really hope you enjoyed this weeks post anyway thank you so much for reading and I wish you a prosperous week ahead!

ps. Have a great week and mind how you go!

psps. That first ps is a Terry Pratchett quote

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