Pen and Ink

These drawings will be published in A Picture-Perfect Childhood for the story "My Mama Read to Me"by Cay Gibson.


regina doman said...

I am loving the princess and the dragon!

Jef Murray said...


Images are great! But, I have one concern, and that is that the foreground images and background ones are valued so close that they blend a bit too much. Would it be possible to use darker pen strokes on the foreground figures so that they contrast a bit more ? That might help them seem a bit less confused, visually....

Ben Hatke said...

Wow, Ted. You've been impressing me lately. I think these are some of your best work. The layout of each piece, particularly, is well realized and it's a difficult thing to get a good composition in that gothic arch shape.

I see Jef's concern about the foreground and background, bt it doesn't bother me so much. The middle image where the woman's face is framed by her dark hair, doesn't seem to have the problem at all. The thing that does suffer, though, is the fairy in the third piece.

But I don't know how to fix it.

Again, fine, fine work!