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The Big City

The Big City

During the final Master's stage of my MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art I began developing several self directed picture-books. This is a 'landmark illustration' for me. It marks the point where i discovered a working process that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. it also seemingly resolved the issues in communication I had in previous modules.It is a process lead drawing. It helped me realise and develop idea's for a sequence called Who Am I. Although this particular project is on hold, the visual language influences the picture books I'm currently working on. I'm still surprised by the little details that echo observations made while I was travelling years ago in South East Asia.The image is made from dip pen and ink combined with monoprint textures that are compiled digitally into 3 colour seperations.

The Big City wimmelbuch illustration by Joseph Hollis
Detail from wimmelbuch illustration by Joseph Hollis
Food vendor details from larger wimmelbuch illustration by Joseph Hollis