Feasta Filiochta. Children's Book.

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  • A selection of illustrations commissioned by Irish language publisher An Gúm for a children's poetry book 'Feasta Filiochta'. 
    The project required 24 illustrated pages to work in conjunction with the text. I was given complete creative freedom by the editor on this one which made the commission really enjoyable and personal. From the start I had a clear idea of how I wanted to approach the artwork. I felt the illustrations should have a vintage feel with low key colour and a limited palette which I think work for an older age group. By using textures and an off-white base I pushed for a 'recycled' look to the artwork.
    I was delighted to subsequently learn that the illustrations were awarded a merit by the 3x3 Children's Illustration Showcase NY, and appeared in their Annual No. 9 collection.