Today’s In the style of… drawing was an excuse to test my Derwent tinted charcoal pencils. Some of the colours are VERY similar (especially the darker tints) but they do have lovely names: Driftwood, Glowing Embers, Ocean Deep, Sunset Pink). I wonder how they’d respond to water…
Nancy Ekholm Burkert
Roald Dahl’s classic story James and the Giant Peach has been illustrated a number of times. The original illustrations (and possibly my favourites) were by Nancy Ekholm Burkert in 1961.
In the style of… appears occasionally instead of my regular Shoot it, Sketch it posts. Using my own photographs as a starting point, I’m drawing inspiration from some of the world’s greatest illustrators. It’s not about slavishly copying someone else’s art; it’s an experiment in seeing things differently.
10 thoughts on “In the style of… Nancy Ekholm Burkert”
The mood created by your somewhat overcast lighting is much more effective than the whats in the photo. I like the soft quality this image has. Good work!
Thanks. Believe it or not, the overcast sky was sketched using the bluest colour in the tin!
If these were Graphitint you were using, they respond beautifully to water, but are VERY non-lightfast, which is very sad as I love the colours. (And such great names, as you say!)
I haven’t tried Graphitint (my, there are a lot of products out there!). These are charcoal — and I have a feeling they rate even lower on the lightfastness scale : (
Very nice! What lovely, subdued colors!
This is such a lovely series you are doing Anna . I like it very much .
New pencils ! Oh joy 🙂
Lake Taupo … I remember being taken aback by it’s sheer size when we saw it some years ago .. it was like dark endless wavy ocean we Brits are used to seeing the other side of a lake 😉
Wow, you really nailed her style, Nancy!
I loved James and the Giant Peach when I was a kid!!
Love your diversity of styles!