War Horse: Book illustrations

My entry for the House of Illustration/Folio Society book illustration competition 2016. Series of 3 internal illustrations for the book War Horse by Michael Morpurgo.

'As we took the strain together for the first time the collar rubbed at my skin and my feet sank deep into the soft ground with the effort of it'
'I turned to look at Topthorn who was already up on his toes ready for the trot that we knew was to come. I moved instinctively closer to him and then as the bugle sounded we charged out of the shade of the wood and into the sunlight of battle.'
'The first tank I ever saw came over the rise of the hill with the cold light of dawn behind it, a great grey lumbering monster that belched out smoke from behind'

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