There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile.
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in a little crooked house.
This is my illustration for this nursery rhyme. I wanted to do something moody and brooding. I was greatly inspired by the work of Arthur Rackham. He was a golden age illustrator and his illustrations for Alice in Wonderland were a big influence on this piece. These images show an early stage of the piece and the final piece.
The first image shows my pen work on a toned ground that I digitally painted afterward.
This is the final piece