Jodie Howard

Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
I wanted to approach atmospheres within the format of a book, exploring how each new page continues to build a sense of a familiar world. The illustrations investigate figures and light sources at night, and the city as a ‘habitat’ for where these two qualities are repeatedly found together. They were designed to bring a sense of wonder for the potential narratives behind the shadowed figures.

How was the illustration used:
My submission consists of selected layouts from an illustrated artist’s book. The placement of the illustrations on the layouts, and how they work from one page to another was important in my design process. It was essential to consider the effect the form would have on the spaces created within my work and the illustrations themselves.

How did you make this work:
All of the illustrations were made using a mix of gouache and coloured pencil, drawn from my location studies and photographs taken throughout the city of Cambridge at dusk. Colours and tones were then digitally adjusted to match the designs from my sketchbook, as well as the assembling of the layouts.

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Cambridge School of Art
BA Illustration
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Currently Based:
Cambridge, UK

Jodie is currently based in Cambridge, studying in her final year of Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. She enjoys drawing and design, occasionally with elements of animation. The themes found in her current work are often related to her personal interests of atmosphere, light sources and folklore.