I & some friends recently spent a weekend acting some classic murder mysteries for our own entertainment. For various reasons, we needed to produce scripts for them – private use only, so this isn’t a copyright issue – and it would have been a shame not to do our own cover designs with original artwork. This is mine, for Dorothy L Sayers’ Gaudy Night (the radio version, adapted by Mary Cutler) and I wanted to share it. (Mine bar the face sketch; that was done by my partner, because I’m truly appalling at faces.)
The text is my own handwriting; the brick wall is local London Stock, a few doors down from me; the dress pattern & book cover were taken from Lost & Taken; everything else is done in acrylics & assembled in Inkscape.
This is another one taken from a digital photo, this time of a tree in the middle of Chesham in Buckinghamshire. (You can see the original, in full colour, below – as usual, click through to Flickr for the full version.) I loved the contrast of the dark branches, the bright fairy-lights, and the multitudinous blues of the sky so much, I had to work on it and turn it into something completely different.
I’m not planning on carving this one, but I shall be selling digital prints when I get everything set up. Watch this space!