School Under the Trees

Illustration for “David’s Journey; A Lost Boy of Sudan” 14.5×12″ Oil Pastel on Lt Brown Pastel Paper

With all the people this illustration it was overwhelming at times. It’s difficult to do small figures in pastel, and especially oil pastel. There are a few adjustments I need to make yet, but it’s a relief to have it mostly done.

School Under the Trees (WIP)

Since there is no school facilities in David’s village, they have school under the trees to get out of the sun. There are lots of people in this one, and the sun against the trees is always a challenge

David and His Village

Here is the completed illustration for David in Khor Wacow. This was challenging in deciding how to render people from different distances like the one of the walking crowd, but this one has a head shot. This works well, but I think I need to back and lighten the ground in the foreground for the text.