The scene is from chapter 1, when the wolves gather at Council Rock, and Mowgli plays with pebbles, oblivious while the tiger Shere Khan tries to claim him as his own. I wanted to do this illustration in black and white - and I used pen and ink and marker for this illustration (different from the others I've posted so far). I thought this might help the grey wolves look more ghost like /other worldly in the night.
I is for Iorek Byrinson, king of the ice bears in The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman. The movie version had great casting, but it got lots of things wrong, adaptation wise. (I'm looking at you, ending that was in the trailer, but not in the movie...) The ice bears armor is described in the book as rust red sheets of metal. I think an ice bear would care more about function than form or ornamentation.
I'm an aspiring author / illustrator.