|The Bloody Chamber - "I caught sight of myself in the mirror...I saw how much that cruel necklace became me."|
|Puss-in-Boots - "I could wish, though, they'd dance a little faster;"|
|The Company Of Wolves - "Lift up the latch and walk in, my darling."|
So, it would seem it's been a while since I last posted. However, finally I can show you what I have been working on!
For the last couple of months I have been working on the House of Illustration's competition in association with the Folio Society, to design 3 illustrations and a cover for Angela Carter's 'The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories'. Having first read this in my second year at university I was really happy this was the book chosen to illustrate as I was already familiar with the subject. Naturally, it's never as simple as it first seems, and with the added obstacles of a full time job, settling into my new house and sorting out the studio, and the inevitable trip down to the Isle of Wight for Christmas, it's been a bit of a push to get it done in time! However, I have, and I have to say, I'm pretty pleased with the results, especially as the actual linocuts were completed from start to finish in this last week. Of course, working repeatedly until 3am and then having to get up for work at 7am tends to put a little bit of a strain on the body. Nonetheless, I'm rather pleased with the final images. Let me know what you think!