Young runaway Ambrose experiencing a moment of optimism, looking out across the farm and countryside where he is to make his new home and find his own way in the world
This was such a lovely scene to write, I thought it deserved an illustration too.
He's had a tough time over the last couple of days, you can still see the scuffs and bruises on his face, and it's far from being all sorted out as he isn't even sure he'll be allowed to stay for long, but things are certainly looking up, and his mood is high - I aimed for a smile of hope and optimistic anticipation rather than outright excitement or joy, he feels this could just be the beginning of something good, rather than all his problems solved in the blink of an eye. He's been allocated the attic room in the workers' wing of the old farmhouse, it was really quite fun making the building look suitably delapidated and crookedly old!
The first appearance of the iconic Blue Coat, too, he's only just bought it and it's a little big, but then he is only 15, so he needs the room to grow (cos we know he keeps wearing that thing everywhere til he's about 40 and it finally gets too tatty for Laurence to let him go out in it, and even then it becomes his gardening coat cos he can't bear to throw it away.)
This is from my old tablet, still working my way through older finished things before posting newer things, but I promise I have
been drawing a bit on the new one too!