Montague Mouse: The Merry Band 02 - Under Drawing © Kiri Østergaard Leonard, 2016

Poster Set – Under Drawings

When I was a child my grandmother had this painting hanging on her wall which showed a little cottage tucked in between a woodland and snow-clad mountains, with a dirt road winding its way up to the cottage. Partially spurred on by Narnia, I would stare at it and imagine what it would be like to wander up that dirt road and what adventures might lie hidden in the forest. I so wanted to walk into that painting....

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Setting Sketch © Kiri Østergaard Leonard, 2016

Sketches: Setting the Stage

Hi there! If you have been following my Instagram you may have seen this one teased but here it is in its full sketchy glory along with some thoughts. I was at a lecture about writing once where the person on the stand said that authors always envision their books as these beautiful hard cover, embossed, thick paper gorgeous prints but that was rarely the case, only big name authors get that options so we should relax our expectations...

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Character Sketches: Arthur

The cunning reader (that is you) may have noticed on the About page that one of the characters to come has the stunning silhouette of a trim amphibian, so please let me introduce you to the early sketches of Arthur!...

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