Wraparound cover illustration for the London-based charity ScotsCare. An evolving brief to illustrate the cover of their Annual Review publication led to a representation of a group of Scots using the London Underground. There are various symbols in the image which suggest Scottish identity, and Old Street is the tube stop closest to their headquarters on City Road.
Pen and ink on A3, and then coloured digitally in Photoshop. This was for Ellaone’s campaign for birth control pills, and appeared in magazines at the time.
|Frontispiece illustration for the new Jasper Fforde book, The Eye of Zoltar|
Here is the complete illustration which is in Jasper Fforde’s new novel, the third in the Last Dragonslayer series, called the Eye of Zoltar. It features one of the characters, who happens to be an australopithecine, hanging onto the underside of a giant, flying beast.
It’s the frontispiece, so appears before the text. Fforde also asked me to draw three images for a promotional postcard set which I am hoping to get my hands on any day now. I am a big fan of Jasper’s books, the Thursday Next series in particular, and have enjoyed very much the Last Dragonslayer stories. Any fans of Harry Potter and His Dark Materials are well advised to check them out.