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'Handprint' editorial cover project

Watercolour/paper cut out illustration, 2019

A self initiated project of mine to demonstrate an illustrated mixed media magazine cover. The whole theme was to create a publication for creatives of all ages to explore their surroundings and their own creativity.

To start I made a rough digital draft to decide what I wanted for the composition and the elements I would need to paint. From there I decided on three figures and two gallery buildings which were painted separately in watercolour. These were cut out in the style of 'paper dolls' and I posed them together to create the composition I sketched earlier in my draft.

Once in position, I photographed them with my camera and used that photo as the basis for my cover design. On Illustrator I drew up some vector hand lettering and graphics to use for the title, small text and barcode for the cover.