Over the past week I've been doing a little more research on relevant artists and art styles to further develop my own little book.
I felt particularly inspired by Olivier Kugler and how he gives his characters stories and narrative annotations - I would also like to incorporate this into my work.
Also, another inspiration was the Hans Christian Andersen tale of The Little Match Girl. It's a very bittersweet little story (for those of you who don't know the plot, I've embedded a YouTube video of the animated Disney short - keep the Kleenex nearby) but I felt it related a lot to the themes I'm dealing with.
And, finally, I'm starting on the drawings for my book. I shall scan them in and do a little Photoshopping work before printing them out.
I'd love some feedback! Thanks :)