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Another Book Cover designed – ‘Imports’ by Roy Møller

Just finished this book cover for writer and singer-songwriter, Roy Møller.  The collection of poems focus on Roy’s feelings of displacement, a theme that will hit home with anyone who has ever felt like an outsider in their own land.  Journeys and transport feature heavily throughout the collection and so I came up with this […]

Recent Book Covers

Ah my long neglected blog.  Been so busy designing book covers I haven’t had time to put them on my blog! I have really enjoyed doing these – I am very comfortable working to this format. The first is ‘Into The Woods’ – an anthology of writings published by AppleTree Writers (twitter: @apltreewriters)  for the […]

Another book cover designed..

Appletree Writers Press approached me to illustrate another book cover, which I am pleased to say is now finished.  Publisher and Author happy.  Phew! 

Book covers designed for Appletree Writers

Hello!  Been a while since my last blog post. I’ve been working away on three book covers for Appletree Writers publishing.  I was approached because of my love of surface pattern so the brief was to produce covers with beautiful surface pattern.  I hope I have achieved this.  Here they are… I drew all the […]

How to Draw an Apple

I’ve had poorly children and a flood (!) to contend with so haven’t anything to post from my surface pattern designs but this is How to Draw an Apple. First sharpen your pencil, then start slowly, feeling your way, caressing gently as an approaching kiss the cheek of it. Next handle the form, the fullness, […]

Children’s designs

Not had much chance to do surface pattern lately, what with half term and the dreaded norovirus – Urgh.  Anyway, when I did finally find a minute or two I thought I’d try some designs for children’s bedrooms/playrooms.  I’m always drawn to cool designs for kids cause lets face it you still want your kids […]

Getting to grips with Illustrator

So, I have been trying to get to grips with Illustrator and tearing my hair out because I haven’t been able to make it do ANYTHING at all when suddenly I remember a book bought for me last Christmas, Digital Textile Design by Melanie Bowls and Ceri Isaac.  There are loads of tutorials to help […]