Tuesday, 29 April 2014

How do you choose which book to read?

Today I read an interesting article about how people choose their books. I tend to use online reviews such as Amazon or recommendations from family and friends. However, if I walk into a book shop then the cover is usually a winner for me. If it has an interesting illustration or photo which tells a story and gives a great insight into what the book is about then I'm captured. The font is also very important, I seem to be drawn to hand printed or drawn fonts. Do you choose books by their cover, blurb or reviews?

Here are a few of my favourite book covers:

Monday, 21 April 2014

Student Illustration commission for HEFCE - book cover

I've recently created an illustration for HEFCE to use for their publication about higher education. I layered textures, hand painted elements and photographic collage to create an energetic and abstract digital artwork.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Alice in Wonderland Illustration

I've been working on some illustrations for Alice in Wonderland lately, this is one of them. I worked in Acrylic initially and then added the detail and text in Photoshop using my new wacom tablet :)