"ORFEIA" written by Joanne Harris. The quote that inspired this artwork.
"Within the clearing itself, the ground was covered with bluebells - their sleepy scent reached her faintly through the crack in the pavement. And there, asleep in the bluebells, was a girl all dressed in white, under a blanket of wild rose"....
ORFEIA the third in a series of folklore novella's written by Joanne Harris and illustrated by myself.
I created over 28 black and white pencil drawings for the inside illustrations not including the end pages inspired by Burnt-Jones and used Joanne's own daughter as the model for the sleeping Daisy. Before you ask, I did not count the number of hours it took to draw this picture, lets just say it was a labour of love and one that I was grateful for.
The drawing of Daisy amongst the bluebells has a gothic romantic quality which I love and I can honestly say I'm very pleased with the way the original drawing turned out.
You might be interested to know that although the drawings are being printed as black & white in the book; the original drawings were created on a slightly buff coloured, smooth paper called Stonehenge, its lovely and soft to work on, the pencil just glides across the surface and being an off white I don't get eye strain while drawing all that detail. I have tried to preserve the slightly antique colour of the original drawing in the prints.
All work is signed.
"Sleeping Daisy" is printed on A3 size paper, that is 297mm tall by 410mm wide. Although I can not recommand any particuler style of framing, it is usually possible to find ready made frames for this size of drawing.
"Sleeping Daisy" is a giclee print.
The drawing is printed on a Fine Art bright white smooth matt paper. The paper is 100% cotton, acid free and archival. The inks are water-based and environmentally friendly.