The longest story in Rudyard Kipling’s Just so Stories is, The Cat That Walked by Himself. It explains how all wild animals became domesticated by man except for the wildest of all, the cat. If you have read the story, like me you would have probably found it enchanting.
Repeating pattern design in progress. This is very much influenced by both japanese prints and William Morris. This way of making a repeating pattern effectively involves two drawings, one that is around the outside that will match up when the tile repeats and the other (in this case the ducks) in the middle of the page. This is watercolour so no doubt there will be a bit of messing around in photoshop afterwards to line up the pattern!
This is the first positive I’ve drawn for a new screen print. This is Indian ink on clear film. It’ll be a 3 colour print. This “layer” will be ultramarine.
These are two illustrations I did for The House of Illustration/Folio Society Illustration Competition. The images below show the progression from sketch through to finished art work.
Work in progress for a new screen print. This is one of the positives for a 3 colour screen print. It is indian ink on transparent film.
The Bloody Chamber is a reworking of old fairy tales. I read all the stories, although the brief was to illustrate, The Bloody Chamber (the retelling of Blue Beard), Puss in Boots and The Company of Wolves (retelling of Little Red Ridding Hood).
Mountain Gorilla illustration
The Mountain Gorilla is critically endangered. So what? What does that really mean? Critically Endangered is the highest risk category assigned by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List for wild species. Critically Endangered means that a species’ numbers have decreased, or will decrease, by 80% within three generations.