I am illustrating an edition of Bram Stoker's Dracula with black and white drawings. I won't be showing the Count in the final illustrations, he's so vividly described in the text. But in the process I couldn't resist having a try. There will be boxes of dirt with rope handles and garlic flowers.
John Ruskin's quote about colour is a bit heavy. I found it on the back of a printer's letterhead.