Sarah Kirk Illustration

New Wares to Sell
November 21, 2010, 9:12 pm
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As a little distraction from the old kids book (I will put some more work up from that project soon, it is just tricky at the moment as I keep changing everything) I decided to update my Folksy shop with some more items! Some lovely handmade tote bags… Feel free to buy them 🙂


Start of final (maybe!) work in progress

So I needed to give some of the final kid’s book artwork a go, and I have been working on pages 6-7 literally all weekend. I had to put something up here to show my hard work but bear in mind these things:

a. I failed on the ‘bleed’ (ie leave 5mm around the edge because it might get cut off) front. oops!

b. I still need to put more images on so it doesn’t make complete sense yet

c. Train isn’t quite finished yet

d. The writing needs redoing because it is hard to read

e. I was lazy and repeated images I probably should have completely re-drawn…

f. It is possibly a bit too chaotic, might need to take some elements out if people think it’s a bit unclear to understand

Apart from this little(!) to-do list, I’m fairly happy with this start. I think it shows fairly well how I generally want the book to look and I think I’ve worked out some problems for future pages (you’ll probably have to click on the double page image to see it because I don’t think WordPress really likes its width… ) :


The Outsider Project

My other ongoing project at the moment is a competition from the Folio Society to draw some illustrations for this famous book:

I haven’t started anything much yet but having just finished reading it I think it should make for some interesting moody images. I read somewhere that the novel has a strong affiliation with teenage boys carrying it around to look ‘deep’, I like the idea of keeping the battered and ‘dirty old paperback’ kind of look to the illustrations. And there is a well paid commission job to finish the whole book if you win which would be amaaaaaazing!

Developing Developing Developing

Am at the quite difficult stage at the moment where I’ve just finished the mock up ‘dummie book’ and I just have to work on developing imagery and bringing the whole thing all together. I have a big crit this afternoon so hopefully it will spur me on a bit. Here are some misc monster images that I’m trying to improve