Illustration for a poem
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Tyger Tyger, burning bright, 
In the forests of the night; 
What immortal hand or eye, 
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

The first verse of William Blake’s The Tyger poem. I do occasionally work conventionally with my hands, a brush and paint, and this is one example. Funnily enough it was used to illustrate a poem for a client, so I feel the William Blake poetry is appropriate.

This has been hand-drawn and painted using artist’s quality watercolour paint on handmade watercolour paper. I actually prefer working this way, but digital art is often a more practical way of working, but it does rather depend on the commission. Some publishers require you to submit final artwork in ‘layers’, which, of course, is only possible if you have created the artwork digitally. So you can see what I mean!

Lyn Stone
Birchington-on… UK
Mob: 01795175928

Freelance Artist / Illustrator (Traditional and Digital). I have been an illustrator for many years, working with publishers, editorial, advertising, theatres, and even a pub (n… Show more.

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Bonnier, Hatier, Templar Publishing, The Decanter, Little Brown Books, Schofield & Simms, Imagine Publishing, Media Therapy, Eleanor Curtain Publishing, Poule de luxe, Kids Space A…
The work she produces is, of course, delightful and speaks for itself; but I was also impressed with her professionalism in firstly explaining to me exactly what the process was of commissioning her, and the way she produced the work well within the time frame she had said. Throughout, she was most obliging in incorporating adjustments or re-drafts I requested, and she was always so pleasant and helpful that I felt I was dealing with a personal friend. I would have no hesitation in asking her to illustrate for me again, or in recommending her to someone else. And she's fun
— Richard Evans, UK, Joshua Piecrust's Alphabet Book