Tag Archives: Composition

Getting it covered

Hi all,

Following some time dedicated to drawing up some fuller stories based on my imagery, I decided to start experimenting with some cover ideas.

I have stuck with a basic cover which is quite boldly stating who the main characters are within the story…

whilst contrasting them with some lightly applied watercolours in the background.

I have merely used my own handwriting for the font on the cover. I wanted something quite bold, but not something that takes focus away from the image…

My final experiment, consisted of an idea for a series of stories, “The Holiday Series.” For this experiment, the format is slightly different, seeing me revert to my traditional style of working to create the colour for the background, whilst also dabbling with a digital font found on Photoshop…

Holiday seriesa

I hope that 2018 brings more success for Tiger and Friends, whilst also ensuring that I remain inspired and creative. I hope to go to new places and visit attractions that will inspire my work.

I hope that 2018 is a wonderful year for you all and I shall hopefully be updating you on Tiger, very early on in the new year.

Many thanks for your support throughout 2017.

Happy new year to you all!

Rachel

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Page spreads

Lately I have been busy experimenting with Adobe InDesign and looking at how I can actually fit my designs together. I need to carefully consider the size of the pages. Should I go landscape or portrait? Should I go A4 or A5?

Some of the examples that can be found here, feature some digitally added imagery as background features. This looks great, but I am keen to experiment with continuous collage and hand drawn imagery for the background too.

A5 sealife 2 A5 sealife Double page spread sealife Double page spread zoo

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I have also really enjoyed using the feathering effect to enhance the edges of imagery.

Keep an eye out for hand drawn imagery examples and more colourful contrasts in the near future!

Best wishes!

Rachel