Friday, 30 May 2014

Illustration Friday, "Temptation"

Coming soon to Illustration Friday, a depiction of the Adam and Eve story published in 
The Little Christian and The Little Lutheran magazines. Linocut coloured in Photoshop.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Illustration Friday, "Universe"

This week the entry to Illustration Friday is an editorial piece about planning for a new addition to the family. It is a linocut hand printed in blues and blacks with 
full colour added in Photoshop.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Illustration Friday, "Retro"

And for Illustration Friday this week, a spot from the Wall Street Journal.
Linoleum print coloured in Photoshop.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Illustration Friday, "Voyage"

For the topic of Voyage I chose a cover image from Homer's "The Iliad and the Odyssey" published by Barnes and Noble. I designed this central image to integrate on a wrap around cover that included gold embossed border treatments and art. I loved the story of the trials of Odysseus, the ultimate hero's journey. This spot illustrates his encounter with the irresistible Sirens. 

Be sure to check out the many creative expressions of this topic at Illustration Friday.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Illustration Friday, "Revenge"

This image seemed appropriate for the Illustration Friday topic of "Revenge." It is one of three illustrations depicting the fairy tale, The Swan Prince and was commissioned by Shubrook Brothers, UK. 

My linocut art was influenced by the medieval tapestry, La Dame a La Licorne, The Lady and the Unicorn, residing in the Musee National du Moyen Age, The Cluny in Paris. I was fortunate to see it in person not long ago and was blown away by the the colour, design, detail and rich symbolism in each tapestry. The series of six panels are displayed in a dark round room to dramatic effect.  The museum itself is a treasure trove of medieval painting and carving and is a must-see addition to any Paris itinerary.