The latest assignment was to illustrate the nursery rhyme, "Three Blind Mice." I decided to set the verse to 1930s Chicago Blues. This first illustration is the title for the rhyme. The mouse thinking about cheese alludes to a possible motive for the mice mixing with the farmer's wife.
Three Blind Mice
Three blind mice, three blind mice.
See how they run, see how they run.
They all ran after the farmer's wife,
who cut their tails with a carving knife.
Did you ever see such a thing in your life
as three blind mice.
I started with the third illustration when figuring out what the three mice would look like. The second illustration is a silhouette, but still captures the individual characters of the mice.
Detail from second illustration.
Pen and ink on Stonehenge, plus some collage in the first illustration.