Tuesday, 10 January 2012

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

The Folio Society and House of Illustration have recently set up a competition to illustrate Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber and other stories. I love Folio Society books and was lucky enough to get their edition of The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien for Christmas. So anyway the competition was to do a full single page illustration for three of the stories: The Bloody Chamber, Puss in Boots and The Company of Wolves. And also an idea for the binding design too. I really enjoyed this book and so here are the illustrations I did for it:
"Proud of his fine, white shirtfront that dazzles harmoniously against his orange and tangerine tessellations (oh! what a fiery suit of lights have I); proud of his bird-entrancing eye and more than military whiskers; proud, to a fault, some say, of his fine, musical voice." Puss in Boots
"He would tell them not to announce him, then soundlessly open the door and softly creep up behind me" The Bloody Chamber
"If you spy a naked man among the pines, you must run as if the Devil were after you." The Company of Wolves