Monday, April 17, 2017

Violet and Catman

Moving house has been chaotic, but I was able to write a short story for my characters Violet and Catman and his magical pockets. They are nature lovers and go on a different adventure in each story. I started with thumbnail sketches, a first round of roughs and now I'm working out the backgrounds, characters and scenes. It's exciting merging my cover style for the backgrounds. Here's a tiny sample of images so far, there's lots of testing still to do...

Do What You Want Zine

Ruby Tandoh asked if I would contribute some of my social anxiety images and do a new illustration for the 150-page Do What You Want Zine magazine she and Leah Pritchard have put together for charity, amazing zine on mental well-being and very pleased to contribute. Out this month - the first print run sold out.

Cover Artwork

I've started developing a style suited to the nature narrative titles at Bloomsbury
Hen Harrier – Donald Watson

Songs of Love & War – Dominic Couzens, front and back artworks

In a dramatic publishing change about a year and a half ago, I moved in Bloomsbury from my Senior Editorial role to part-time Junior Cover Designer. I love my new job. It complements my illustration work and I'm learning all the time. It made sense after the MA in Communication Design and Illustration (distinction :D).

Open Uni Branding

FB and twitter social media banner and post branding for the Open Universities Brainteaser Month in January