Emily and Graham asked for an image of a land rover to go on the back of their service sheets - click the thumbnails below to see the illustration process.
I was commissioned to draw a scene from C. S. Lewis' 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader', where the character Eustace is transformed from a dragon back into a boy through the lion Aslan's intervention. Like many of Lewis' books, there is a Christian allegory in the story, and so I was asked to include text from the Bible (Ephesians 4: 22 and Romans 12:2) in the illustration.
Below: First draft
Below: Final piece, pencil.
I did some preliminary drawings for a competition to illustrate 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley a few months ago - I never got round to entering in the end but I gave one of the drawings to a friend today who was admiring them.
Click on images to enlarge. (ink, watercolour, gouache, photocopy transfer)
My second set of pages for the altered book project I'm working on with illustrator Hannah Hunter-Kelm and photographer Ella Dickinson.
This first set of pages (above) was inspired by the work of designer Martin Venezky.
I'm enjoying the opportunity this project gives me to do some more collage work, and the existing illustrations and text are more inviting to work into than an intimidating white page.
I visited the Weald and Downland museum on Monday, which works to conserve vernacular buildings. It is a strange concept - the museum is a 50 acre area of land with around 50 buildings that have been meticulously deconstructed on their original sites, kept in storage (I love the idea of houses kept in storage), then reconstructed on the museum's plot. Often every brick is individually numbered so it can be put back in place. Anyway, a couple of the buildings came from an area that was to be flooded and made into a reservoir, and I was imagining them underwater as I went looking round the museum. When I decided to paint a picture for Oliver's birthday present, I couldn't help but use the idea.
(watercolour and gouache)
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