for Doedemee: a co-creation project where 100 artists from 28 countries were united to (re)design the covers
for “The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time” (The Observer, 2003).
You can buy a poster here and help the fight against illiteracy.
About the artwork:
The illustration is drawn with graphite pencils.
Firstly, because I wanted to pay tribute to the black and white illustrations by Sir John Tenniel in the original book. Secondly, because I was looking for an opportunity to experiment with a new technique, different from my digital artwork. And finally, because it scared me. Scary things are always worth doing.
For this occasion it was digitally printed with UV inks on 240g woven paper. Format A1 (594 x 841 mm).
The print is a limited edition of 30, signed and numbered. It is glued on a Dibond panel and reinforced with an aluminium frame.
There are still a some pieces available for purchase. I will add a link to the online shop soon.
Meanwhile, interested parties can contact me personally through my Behance profile or my official email.
Most of the characters and backgrounds were created separately and put together in an overall composition with Photoshop.
You can view the work in progress right here.
There are also several rough sketches of concept designs.
And some thoughtful and/or funny comments. Well... I think they're funny.