Saturday 4 February 2012

When Mabel Wandered In...

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I've always wanted to illustrate a book set during WW2. It's a period of history that has always fascinated me - the clothes, the air raids, the smog etc all strike me as being brilliant things to research and draw. I'm now wondering if I should try and write my own story set in the period. What would it be about? Who knows... But I find it always helps me to start with a character. So into my sketchbook wandered this little girl. I think her name is Mabel and it looks to me like she's an evacuee. But where is she from? Where is she going? What adventures does she find herself mixed up in during the blackouts? I'm not sure yet, so I'll let her wander around in my mind for a little bit - make herself feel at home. Then maybe she'll start to tell me her story...


  1. .looks great :)
    .i love how drawings/characters themselves start revealing things about them

    1. Yes, it's an interesting process isn't it. I'll try to keep you all posted!

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    1. Thank you! I hope it is as exciting as it seems!

  3. I think she meets a lost German soldier and becomes his friend and helps him survive through the war under cover...