The Selected Adventures & Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Win some, lose some, I guess.

I am a big fan of the Folio Society, so this year I entered the House of Illustration/ Folio Society Book Illustration Competition, for which entrants create three interior illustrations and a cover design for the chosen book- this year’s book was The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle. The winner gets to complete the commission for the Folio Society.

It’s my first year entering, though I have wanted to for a long time. The last few years I just couldn’t find the time, but this year, I did it! And while my entries were, alas, not chosen, I nonetheless am happy to have done it.  I like what I made, and that I was able to push through and finish around my other work.  And I think I found some things in these pieces that I want to continue to explore in future personal work, so who is to say that I didn’t win after all? (Other than the House of Illustration, the Folio Society, and the actual as-yet-unknown winning artist, that is.)

Full Cover Design

A Scandal in Bohemia

The Musgrave Ritual

The Man with the Twisted Lip