An Apple A Sketch
The Underground Man by Mick Jackson
The first page of the book started with the main character wondering what goes on inside an apple tree to make apples bloom. What sorts of intricate machinery sucks up ingredients from the soil and manufactures such a delightful little treat?
Well, I thought that was just perfect for a booksketch. Such an interesting idea for an illustration, and on the first page! I have a very good feeling about this book.
I kind of got carried away with this illustration. I'd say it took about eight hours to complete, colors and all.
Yes, I drew all of those leaves. I hope you appreciate them, Mick!