06/2017: Sentry in the Wild Wood

This is a modified scene from the novel, Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. My wife and I were listening to the audio book of this story and a particular scene from the third chapter stood out to me. Here, we see the Water Rat guarding his friend, the Mole, who is sleeping in the hollow of a tree in the dangerous Wild Woods. After learning that his inexperienced friend had gotten lost in this notorious wilderness alone, the Water Rat arms himself with a pistol and cudgel and bravely plunges in after him. This drawing was a fun challenge as it involves several elements that are dependent on conveying a sense of depth and perspective (ex: the curve of the tree in the forefront, the interior space and shape of the Mole’s hollow, the trees in the background).

Reference:
“The Wind in the Willows” (chapter 3, ‘The Wild Wood’) by Kenneth Grahame –
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Wind_in_the_Willows/Chapter_3

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