Lemady Rochard
Sink or Swim

Illustrations for ‘Sink or Swim’, a story by Cathryn Free, for Cricket Magazine

Children's Publishing

Commissioned | New Talent

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

How did you make this work:
This was a commission for Cricket Magazine, a children’s magazine in the US aimed at children aged 9-14 years old. The illustrations were made to feature alongside a story called ‘Sink or Swim’ by Cathryn Free. The story was about a girl and her experience in the swimming club. The illustrations were made using a combination of hand-drawn and hand-painted elements, combined with digital collage.

Commissioner Name :
Cricket Magazine, US
Commissioner Company :
Cricket Media, Inc.

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University of Birmingham (BA Drama) 2003

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Lemady is a queer, feminist artist, illustrator, storyteller and teacher. She has recently started to work as an Illustrator. Originally from England, she has been living in Switzerland for 10 years. Her illustrations are made through a mixed-media collage approach, combining digital drawing with hand-made elements. Lemady is interested in portraying intimacy and emotion in her illustrations.