Monthly archive: November 2008

Emily Wick – Grotto with Gemstones

I came across Emily’s work on a random internet wander.  I like her surreal juxtapositions and sense of humour.   www.twoeyeballs.com

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W B Yeats book illustration

I’ve just completed my second book cover illustration, this time for Faber and Faber.  It’s for a book of W. B. Yeats poems selected by Seamus Heaney.  You can see the rough at the top which I drew with a brush pen.  Once this was approved (with a couple of small changes) I traced the […]

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W B Yeats illustration – process

As I carve the lino it always gets more complicated!  I start adding in details and lines as I go to keep me interested.  I estimate it took 12 to 15 hours to carve the whole thing.

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W B Yeats illustration – final design

This is the final version with the text added.  The book is due to be published in May 2009.

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W B Yeats illustration – detail

A detail from the final version

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