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From the Fjords

From the Fjords

These images are part of a picture book telling the story of the adventures of two Vikings and their encounters with giants and various other creatures. The idea led on from an earlier project called 'From the Fjords', which I worked on during my foundation year. I used gouache due to it's thickness and opacity, which allowed for a lot of detail which I thought was essential since I wanted my characters to be travelling through rich intricate landscapes.To counter balance this detail within the images I left clean areas of the paper showing through as I wanted to emphasise the untouched nature of their surroundings.

From the Fjords 1
From the Fjords 2