The unedited version of this story was posted earlier this week…if you want to check out some of the process behind the art, you can visit that post here.
This is the tidied up version. Unlike my last story (Benji the Little Red Fox), this story was done entirely in pencils (except the first page and the back cover). I was trying out the style. Sometimes, I really like the art ink free (like the cover page, which I think looks good without inks), but I do think that sometimes the inks look better (like the first page, which is lightly inked)! I’m not sure what conclusions to draw*, so I will keep playing around.
Although my art still needs a lot of work, I like to think that you can see an improvement of this story over the last one. Feel free to download the pdf (LionandFox), or just browse through the pages at your leisure below!
The story is set in Africa, and everything is meant to be African (backgrounds, other species, including the butterfly Euphaedra janetta), except the fox, which clearly does not belong in Africa. Or anywhere else. I can relate.