Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Nights at the Circus

Fevvers, an Etching

Anyone who has read Angela Carter's novel "Nights at the Circus" will know that it is a veritable treasure chest of vividly evocative images, rich in texture and detail and just ripe for depicting, any illustrators dream.

This image of Fevvers, the story's feisty protagonist, is an etching. I used this design for the front cover (adding the title and authors name later by hand).

Lantern made from paper cut outs.

The North Wind

Doth Blow and

We Shall Have

Know it's been a while but here's a seasonal offering. Put this together at the end of 2010 inspired by studies I'd made while on location in the centre of Plymouth. The little rhyme aptly describes the weather's temperament in these parts....... windy. The lantern is four sided and made out of paper.