Wednesday, 15 May 2013

2013 - Russian Elitist Doom Kitty

I bought a copy of "Dirty Russian", which is a phrasebook full of Russian slang and profanities. I came across the phrase "Posers really annoy me" and it tickled me so much I had to illustrate it. Here is Behemoth the Russian Elitist Doom Kitty :)

Sunday, 5 May 2013

2013 - Huddersfield -Russian Animal Book Project

Above are the finals I created for my project. The outer leeve, inlay and four finished illustrations as examples of the content of the book.

I found this project challenging but definately the most enjoyable of the year. Although still very much my style, I've definately changed in how I draw to be more child friendly and I would certainly consider attempting another children's book project - especially an educational one like this, as this is the subject area that tends to be ignored by contemporary illustrators.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

2013 - Huddersfield - Russian Animal Book Project

For the final project of the year I decided to create a book designed to teach young English children the names of animals in Russian, as I find educational books somewhat lacking in quality, for illustrations. My aim was to create a book that was simple to navigate, engaged both younger and older audience and drew heavily on Russian design mixed with my style.

Here is the inlay for the book and some page borders which I created by taking inspiration from patterns found in Russian folk art and textile design.

Illustration Inspiration

Some beautiful illustrations I found in this blog post :-