I really did enjoy this year’s book illustration competition run by the Folio Society/House of Illustration! Illustrators were tasked with creating three illustrations and a binding design for the beautiful book Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. The book is nothing like the film by Studio Ghibli, and I watched the film after reading the book. I preferred the book, as often happens with me when I experience things this way around.
I wasn’t long-listed (again! ho-hum) but I really did learn a lot and I have found a passion for book illustration with this project which previously only simmered away within me. I can’t wait to see the illustrations when they go live on the House of illustration website tomorrow. Do read the book if you’re never tried it and well done to all those who were long-listed.
My illustrations can be viewed here.
All images on this website are copyright Heather Whitney 2019.