Major Project: HeadCase Completed

The final page count for Headcase is 56 pages (+ cover), this increased from my planning as I added in extra full page illustrations as they added greater atmosphere to the story as well as drama and suspense. COVER The cover design is based on a lino-print I designed fairly early in the project. I … Continue reading Major Project: HeadCase Completed

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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

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

Book Cover: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

The final cover for this book hasn't changed much from the previous design however I have changed the drawing of Adrian to give it more "action" and to tie into the plot a bit more; with him dealing with the notion of love. I have changed the font to a more child-like handwriting as opposed … Continue reading Book Cover: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

Book cover: To Kill A Mocking Bird

I created my final image for the cover using a stencilled screen print. I like how bright the colours turned out as previously when I have used opaque ink to print with the colour has been slightly  off. After scanning the print I fixed some of the imperfections; i.e. the dark areas around the nose and … Continue reading Book cover: To Kill A Mocking Bird

Book Cover: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

After reading full summary of the book, I found I wasn't particularly inspired by any plot points so I decided to look at some other "journal" based books. Pinterest Board: https://uk.pinterest.com/bastianmoore/tsdoam/ I came up with a few ideas from the plot but then moved onto to the idea of using a journal page to create … Continue reading Book Cover: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

Book cover: To Kill A Mocking Bird

As I was coming up with some initial ideas, I originally focused a lot on birds however after a group crit I decided to focus more on one of the first ideas I came up with; the two faces and the noose... As I began thinking the idea of birds was slightly overused, and the … Continue reading Book cover: To Kill A Mocking Bird