Hay Festival: Tree-dom

We have been tasked with creating illustrated "banners" for the Hay Festival 2017. These will be displayed at the site and are to be based around the idea of trees. I have started by researching how trees can be translated into illustration. https://uk.pinterest.com/bastianmoore/tree-dom/ I decided that I would look at the idea of fairy tales … Continue reading Hay Festival: Tree-dom

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How to Catch a Ghost

Given the task of creating a "how to book, I decided to make a book on how to catch a ghost. After discounting a few more serious sketches about how to catch a ghost I thought I would be keep pretty lighthearted and fun as some of the illustration I had been coming up with … Continue reading How to Catch a Ghost

Library festival brochure cover

After success with some similar characters in a previous project, I decided to focus the illustration on books rather than Hereford and sketched a "book dragon" as an idea. I felt this could become a colourful bright illustration that would be attractive to both children and adults. I chose to cut each of the dragon individual … Continue reading Library festival brochure cover

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

Book Arts- Turkish Map Fold: Star Map

After deliberating a few different ideas, I eventually decided to do a simplified map through the zodiac star signs.  As I created characters for each of the signs, I wanted to try and stay away from some stereotypes of how they are normally personified eg. Taurus who is usually shown as a masculine bull headed … Continue reading Book Arts- Turkish Map Fold: Star Map

Editorial Illustration and Art Directing: “Did Humans kill off the Hobbits?”

As the article was focused on the struggle of H. Floresiensis against the taller, and eventually victorious H. Sapiens, I decided to direct my chosen idea towards this more. Although it is potentially unclear in the final images, I have given the 2 cavemen black eyes, with the intention of a hidden narrative of they … Continue reading Editorial Illustration and Art Directing: “Did Humans kill off the Hobbits?”

Editorial Illustration and Art Direction: “Did Humans Kill off the Hobbits?”

I found the task of Illustrating this article rather challenging, and perhaps not in a good way. I feel this was mainly due to the informal and confusing nature of the article, coupled with its somewhat tedious length. It took a fair few reads in order to actually find its USP. Pinterest boards: https://uk.pinterest.com/bastianmoore/hobbit/ https://uk.pinterest.com/bastianmoore/caveman/Continue reading Editorial Illustration and Art Direction: “Did Humans Kill off the Hobbits?”