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

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Ferrous: Working with Blacksmiths Pt: 3 Development and Printing

Taking ideas from the last tutorial session I developed my idea depicting my blacksmith as a viking and refining the overall design and adding in additional imagery to highlight things that he likes for example a camera as he enjoys photography and adding an anvil to just reiterate the fact that he is a blacksmith. … Continue reading Ferrous: Working with Blacksmiths Pt: 3 Development and Printing

Encyclopedia of Fantasy Beasts

I decided to create an encyclopedia about mythical creatures as this was a subject I knew a fair bit about and could have some fun with the illustrations. After looking through lists of some different creatures I decided I would do: Basilisk Cockatrice Dragon Kraken Leviathan Pegasus Unicorn Werewolf I chose as in alphabetical order … Continue reading Encyclopedia of Fantasy Beasts

A Summary of Illustration Application Module

During the Illustration ApplicationĀ module I have produced 6 illustrations for varying medias and using varying mediums. I tried to keep in mind both the tone and themes of the articles in question to create both an interesting and, where applicable, contemporary illustration that highlighted a key section of the articles text. In the 1st article, … Continue reading A Summary of Illustration Application Module

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

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

Editorial Illustration: “Just so much, and no more”

I have improved on some aspects of the design, i.e. making the Earth look slightly more strained and added a simple background in order to ground the image. I chose to use a simplified colour pallet of orange and blue, with the addition of black and white. I used blue and orange in particular as … Continue reading Editorial Illustration: “Just so much, and no more”