Gordy Wright
Secrets of the Dead

Children's Publishing

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
It’s about ancient Egyptian mummies and other preserved bodies from around the world. It’s a little bit macabre but also unbelievably fascinating. It’s not just about dead people though, it will show how people might have lived and explore what we know about each person and what their civilisations were like when they were alive. This is a non-fiction book in collaboration with the British Museum.

How was the illustration used:
Non fiction childrens book

How did you make this work:
Painted in gouache and parts in acrylic, scanned and put together digitally.

Commissioner Name :
Holly Phillips, Tegen Evans, Tina Garcia
Commissioner Company :
Nosy Crow

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Currently Based:
Bristol, UK

Gordy grew up by the North Yorkshire moors and moved to Bristol to study illustration at UWE Bristol in 2011. He works on a variety of publishing projects and enjoys playing with narrative throughout his work. In his illustrations he aims to evoke a natural, textured feeling which are hand painted in gouache and acrylic. Clients include Walker Books, Quarto kids, Nosy Crow, Abrams books and more.