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

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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

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: Sherlock Holmes- Further Research and sketches

From my first 2 ideas I presented at tutorial, it was suggested that I research more into the victorian era itself; particularly fashion and buildings. I have looked at a range of building and shops, as well as dresses, skirts and jackets for women and suits, coats and hats for men of the time and … Continue reading Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes- Further Research and sketches

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