Illustrated Poems. 5 greeting cards set
5 notecards with the theme of Poems. Writer such as Walter the la Mare John, Michael Donaghy and Gillespie Magee among others.
In between larger projects, I love creating illustrations of my favourite poems. I often ask friends for suggestions of new poems and writers. These poems need to have a graphic quality and my challenge consists on the direct transcription of a text into a composed ink drawing (colour is added later digitally ) where most elements described in the poem appear as a graphic expression.
Artist and print maker Barnett Freedman argued that “however good a descriptive text might be, illustrations which go with the writings add reality and significance to our understanding of the scene, for all becomes more vivid to us, and we can, with ease, conjure up the exact environment – it all stands clearly before us.”
5” x 7” white cards and envelopes 250 grms. Blank inside for your personal message.