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Love of Seven Dolls

Love of Seven Dolls

For one of my modules at Plymouth University, I chose as a brief to illustrate Love of Seven Dolls by Paul Gallico. I was asked to design a cover sleeve and to create a total of seven illustrations. I enjoyed the book immensely and relished its strange mixture and sweet naivety along with corruption and darkness. I felt the need to bring into my illustrations the bleak and sinister atmosphere present in the text. I wasn't limited to any media or style so I grasped the opportunity to experiment with different techniques including etching, aquatint, woodcut, watercolour with Parker ink washes, and Indian ink washes.

Love of Seven Doolls, Aquatint, Print, Etching, Mouche, Black and White,
Love of Seven Doolls, Woodcut, Print, Mouche, Embrace,  Black and White,
Love of Seven Doolls, Aquatint, Print, Puppet Booth, Puppet, Black and White,