Here are a few more illustrations I have been working on:
The substitute tutor for the illustration class came up with a helpful suggestion; spot illustrations. Those little pieces meant to illustrate the inside of a book. Helpful because assessment day is the second week in December, and I am worried about whether I could make that many larger book covers (since there is a fair amount of brain work in each cover: choice of book, understanding of key elements of book, layout choice based on that, all before actually making it, usually with a mock up first).
I think Minta’s brooch might be another good one to do.
From the book:
“It was not until they had climbed right up on to the top of the cliff again that Minta cried out that she had lost her grandmother’s brooch — her grandmother’s brooch, the sole ornament she possessed — a weeping willow, it was (they must remember it) the tears running down her cheeks, the brooch which her grandmother had fastened her cap with till the last day of her life. Now she had lost it. She would rather have lost anything than that! ”
It also manages to have a pearl on it somewhere, though I can’t think where. In the branches? On the trunk? Floating behind the willow like a moon?
I have managed to come up with another cover, this one for Woolf’s The Voyage Out, her first work. Look into the story of how that one came about… battles with bouts of severe mental illness and unwanted marriage proposals, not to mention the challenge of the themes and writing style of the novel. From Wikipedia:
” E. M. Forster described it as “… a strange, tragic, inspired book whose scene is a South America not found on any map and reached by a boat which would not float on any sea, an America whose spiritual boundaries touch Xanadu and Atlantis” and, reviewing the book a decade earlier, he wrote this: “It is absolutely unafraid… Here at last is a book which attains unity as surely as Wuthering Heights, though by a different path.””
Lastly, a doodle I did with Kilea in mind: