The Wind in the Willows

Posted on: April 12, 2021
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Description

This piece was completed for a project based on the golden age of illustration. We were given several scenes to choose from. I chose a scene from The Wind in the Willows where Mole is exhausted from just having cleaned his house. This piece was completed entirely in pen and ink.




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Nakia Pickering

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BFA Student

Major: Illustration

Graduation Year: 2023


Artist Statement:

"If it's not fun, why do it?" - Jerry Greenfield

My illustration work comes to life through mixed-media illustrations, mainly painted with watercolor, with colored pencils and ink added for depth and details. I have seen many artists over the years who use art as an outlet, and I admire those who do. Art has always been an escape for me, and my work reflects that. As a child growing up in the Waldorf school pedagogy, imagination was my greatest tool. I loved being able to visualize the people and places and creatures in the stories I heard, and as an illustrator, it brings me great joy to bring some of those to life on paper. These illustrations bring you on a journey to places unseen, from the inside of a mole’s hole to a forest utopia that might not be as perfect as it seems.

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