above and below - chapter headings for 'Mudras for Modern Life'
Hannah Davies works artistic wonders for the health and wellbeing book 'Mudras for Modern Life'.
Commissioned by Watkins publishing, Hannah produced six chapter opening illustrations and cover art for the book which aims to relieve stress, anxiety and fatigue, increase creativity and inner strength, all through using hand gestures in yoga. Hannah says "It was extremely important to capture the right emotion for every chapter to inspire the reader. I feel like I really had a chance to show my true style in this book by combining water-colours and my layered textiles papers with intricate hand drawn design . I was left to my own devises to create a true representation of each Mudra. It was a pleasure working with Watkins publishing and a joy to make this fantastic book come alive with my vibrant illustrations."
Bob Venables creates his third poster for Randalls Bluebottle Gin.
This Art Nouveau piece is for the winter season and comes with a Northern Lights backdrop and Arctic setting - and plenty of ice to cool the gin!
Vicky Scott wows us with her superheroine image of Crafterella!
The colourful craft illustration was created for the blog Cut Out and Keep and Vicky was featured in their 'Superstar Sundays' editorial which saw her make a unique collage version of their blog mascot - Crafterella. Vicky says "Crafterella is at least part cat and mine is no exception, though she is a superhero saving the world from craft project catastrophes too! I think she'll make a good greetings card..."
Alex Baker creates a medical illustration for Advanced Practitioner.
The brief was to produce an illustration about the management of intractable pain with cancer patients. Alex's image shows the limbic system lit up in hot colours to suggest pain.
City Family Arts Network (CFAN) commission Tim Bradford to create a family fun map of the Barbican area in London.
The map was to show key cultural destinations and be appealing to both children and adults. Printed in their autumn leaflet and used on their website, Tim's style evokes laughter and good times - the perfect artist for a map to guide the Barbican's new and loyal visitors.
Michael Tonn illustrates this season's brews for Seven Days Newspaper.
The article celebrates the coming of autumnal brews and Vermont's abundance of fine craft beers. Michael says "This is a welcomed and anticipated season for libation lovers. Brewers provide a variety of seasonal offerings often taking their crack at the much coveted pumpkin ale." The feature provides readers with a round-up of some of this year's best to taste, warmly illustrated by Michael.
Jacqueline Bissett draws for Vogue Japan's feature on Fertility.
Entitled 'The Birth of Change', Jacqueline's youthful women from around the world illustrate the pages which talk of fertility trends including the implications of freezing your eggs.
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Danny Allison produces the art for a BBC Science Focus Magazine animation.
The intro and background illustration were created by Danny to go along side an article on the effects that music can have on our emotions. It's great to see Danny's art move for this piece which can be read on this month's Science Focus magazine for iPad. Watch the animation.