I've been working on some black and white  illustrations for OUP. 'The mysterious death of Charles Bravo' is a stage 3 English language teaching publication, and describes a real murder that took place in the 1870's. I wanted to go with a scraperboard- type style that would fit with the period, and produced these two initial backgrounds. I rather liked them, but however we finished the book in a different style. Hope you like them too.