One of the elective subjects I chose in my arts course this year was Illustration & Imagery. Fairly early on, we were given a brief to complete a series of illustrations to accompany a nursery rhyme. I chose "There was a crooked man". If you don't know it, I've included the text below:

    There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile,
    He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
    He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,
    And they all lived together in a little crooked house.

There was a crooked man (set of four)

This was a fairly quick project that we finished during the Easter holidays. The four pieces were cut from an A4 sheet of watercolour paper, making each piece A6 size. I chose the small format and simple designs, as I was missing working at that scale - we'd been doing a lot of very large pieces, and the index card challenge was still some time away.

Two of the pieces are inspired by the crooked house, one is the crooked cat, and the other represents the crooked mile. I quite like how they turned out, especially the white house on the black background. The individual pictures are included below (clicking on them will link through to Flickr, where details of the media used are provided).

There was a crooked man 1

There was a crooked man 2

There was a crooked man 3

There was a crooked man 4