Folio Society and House of Illustration: “The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes”: Cover

The book cover needed to be kept fairly simple, not only to stay in keeping with previous books by the folio society, but also due to it being (potentially) printed onto canvas. I went with a 1920s art deco inspired look, mainly due to my previous research in which I had looked at film noir … Continue reading Folio Society and House of Illustration: “The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes”: Cover

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Folio Society and House of Illustration: “The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes”: The Musgrave Ritual

Not a lot has changed with this illustration in terms of composition as I felt the it helped give a sense of ambiguity that is given off by the text, as the body is not the first thing mentioned when Sherlock and Musgrave open up the floor of the cellar. Although the is off on … Continue reading Folio Society and House of Illustration: “The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes”: The Musgrave Ritual

Folio Society and House of Illustration: “The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes”: The Man with the Twisted Lip

Using the previous version of this as a basis, I finalised the shapes of the houses and using positioned the windows I had previously produced onto the house. I decided that, after rereading the text again, I would do away with the door as not only was the positioning wrong but as the action was … Continue reading Folio Society and House of Illustration: “The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes”: The Man with the Twisted Lip

Folio Society and House of Illustration: “The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes”: A Scandal in Bohemia

The following post shows the progression and development of my final illustration for A Scandal in Bohemia.     After creating Sherlock in a separate file, I blocked out a simple room to fill the image. I then blocked out the shape of the shadow of the woman, and added texture to the background. I … Continue reading Folio Society and House of Illustration: “The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes”: A Scandal in Bohemia

Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes Cover Design

As my fairly unusual design for Sherlock had been well received I decided I want him to feature prominently on the front cover, as well as the fact that I have placed him in all three of the internal illustrations. Whilst I was thinking of how to develop a full idea for this, we had … Continue reading Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes Cover Design

Folio and HoI: Textures and Finalisations

Below is a collect of texture tests, further references and individual sections that will make up my final Sherlock Holmes illustrations. Development of Sherlock Holmes with textures   Coat textures   I used the marble texture below to make the tiles and bricks in Photoshop   Finalised window design with reference      

Folio and HoI: The Musgrave Ritual development

I have decided that the best way to depict the fate of the butler would be to illustrate him as well as the room. This first version has helped me to decide on how the butler would look however on a closer reading of the text the posing is wrong as the description of his … Continue reading Folio and HoI: The Musgrave Ritual development