Laurel Molly She/Her
A Shattered Idyll

The tragic story of a mixed race fishing community destroyed by the arrival of outsiders


Commissioned | Professional

How were your illustrations used? :
Magazine or newspaper inside or spot illustration/s

How did you make this work:
I was commissioned by Graham Tuckwell AD of Financial Times to illustrate alongside a book review about 'This Other Eden' by Paul Harding. I illustrated a stormy sea and a family taking their clapboard homes 'piece by piece across waters and into history.' I used shape and scribbles to represent the destruction and fear. I drew the line in my sketchbook and added detail using Procreate.

Commissioner Name :
Graham Tuckwell
Commissioner Company :
Financial Times

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Currently Based:
United Kingdom (UK)

Laurel is a Bristol based illustrator. Her personal work is culture based, celebrating the mundane. She’s always curious to look into human behaviour and our world, telling stories through loose lines and gentle colours. She also works as an editorial illustrator, for Pellicle’s online magazine in her reportage style and for Financial Times Book Reviews with her conceptual storytelling abilities.