i have been working through the last chapters for book 3 in the Samurai vs Ninja book series. One of the main characters appears on a ghost battle horse, ready to charge down a hill into battle. Below are some of my research images and sketches to create the battle horse character.
The finished image as it will appear in the book (below). This image was created using the horse illustration (above), a separate illustration for the ghost Samurai, another for the back ground, another for the speech buble and another to create the pattern for the fishbone border.