My name is Rachel Duffield and I am studying the Children’s Illustration Books Online Art Course with tutor Maggy Roberts. The brief for this picture asked for an illustration that showed a friendship between a cow and a bird. The picture was also required to show how the friends had enjoyed travels and adventures together.
I was inspired by the beautiful coastline of my home county, Norfolk, and sunny picnics on the beach that I enjoyed as a child (a windbreak was a necessity in 1979s North Norfolk)! I used watercolours with lots of yellow to create a bright, sunshiney feel with a touch of nostalgia. The next submission is all about darkness so I’m looking forward to a complete contrast in style next time.