The Waif – an exercise in harmony
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The Waif is an exercise in working with a harmonious palette over a drawing inked in burnt umber using vintage steel nibs.
The intention was to simplify and accelerate my process without over compromising my regular drawing style.

Pete Underhill
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An illustrator specialising in art for children's books, design solutions, advertising and editorial features. Much of my work is produced using traditional methods, however, digit… Show more.

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