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The pirat who could not sleep.

Book written by Darcy Pattison

Illustrated by Ewa O'Neill

I love lullabies. I also like pirate’s stories. But who doesn’t? I was lucky enough to have a chance to work on a book that has them both. Lullaby with Pirates in action. Or rather one pirate girl who can’t fall asleep! The story titled 'ROWDY. The pirat who could not sleep' was written by Darcy Pattison and  the book was published by Mims House.

In my illustrations I wanted to be far from computer work. I decided to go back to traditional techniques. I used mainly acrylic paints, crayons, markers. I painted on plywood, sometimes on paper or cardboard. Scissors were my friends too, as there was  lot of cut-outs and collage making.

The mood is quite dark as the night is approaching in the story, and the colours reflect the sea, ocean theme. Big palette of blues, greens and whatever else comes close to it.

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