Sunday, August 28, 2011

Her Ladyship Awaits

I sidled past the birdlike lady in the doorway. “I’ll set the table.” I looked over my shoulder, she was coming.

I made my way to the kitchen and put on the kettle. I could hear the shuffle of her feet as she made her way to the morning room. I smiled. Ma’am was waiting to be waited on.  

As you can see from the initial drawing below, she has had some radical weight loss. I had to modify the finished pencil rendering digitally to make her thinner and more frail looking. This illustration was done for a short story by Jennifer Poulter. Entitled 'Her Ladyship Awaits', you can find it in the anthology '100 stories for Queensland' (eMergent Press), and it's first American publication is in 'Tribute to the Stars' (Static Movement).

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