Folio and HoI: The Man with the Twisted Lip development

Since the initial idea for this illustration I have continued to draw out and develop how the house/building featured in the story might look. The houses I felt were mos successful were ones that incorporated the sections with the pointed roof. Looking at these, it was suggested that I perhaps looked at making the building … Continue reading Folio and HoI: The Man with the Twisted Lip development

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Folio and HoI: A Scandal in Bohemia development

Using my further research to look at Victorian outfits, I have developed the figure of the woman in my idea to make her look more of the period and less like a genie rather than the shadow she is supposed to be. The pose for the woman worked when she was more stylised in the … Continue reading Folio and HoI: A Scandal in Bohemia development

Folio and HoI: The Musgrave Ritual (concepts)

The Musgrave Ritual is the story I enjoyed reading the most but have struggled the most to pinpoint the moment I would like to illustrate. After reading the story several times the points i felt would look best was either: The point where Sherlock starts to solve the mystery of the ritual itself; looking specifically … Continue reading Folio and HoI: The Musgrave Ritual (concepts)

Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes: The Man with the Twisted Lip (concepts)

I wanted to focus on buildings and background for at least one of the illustrations as often in my work I neglect this aspect of an illustration and would like to practice this more. As my first illustration is figure and character based, I felt that this was a good option for having a less … Continue reading Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes: The Man with the Twisted Lip (concepts)

Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes- A Scandal in Bohemia (Concepts)

After reading and re-rereading a Scandal in Bohemia, I looked through the text and found bits of the text that might translate well to imagery. The first of which sees Holmes seated in an armchair by the fire, smoking a cigar. The image of a man in a chair seemed to me rather cliche and as … Continue reading Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes- A Scandal in Bohemia (Concepts)

Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes- Character Designs

During my research I found a few different interpretations of how Sherlock Holmes might have looked; ranging from classic and contemporary illustrations to film and TV variations: x  I would like a focus on character design within my illustration I have decided that designing how Sherlock will look is the best possible starting point for … Continue reading Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes- Character Designs

British Legion Poppy Appeal: Ideas and Designs

During testing of materials it became apparent that simple shapes were the most successful so I have designed a simplified poppy head design that is still recognisable as a poppy but works well as a stencil. I have been experimenting more with the idea of  giving the poppies bodies and legs. To start I gave … Continue reading British Legion Poppy Appeal: Ideas and Designs