Rui Ricardo
Murder Under Her Skin

Book Covers

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
Commissioned to illustrate the cover of Murder Under Her Skin by Stephen Spotswood, having worked on his previous book: Fortune Favors the Dead. The publisher asked me to focus on the circus element, a tattooed lady who is the victim, and include both main characters and each suspect taking part in the mystery.

How was the illustration used:
Book cover.

How did you make this work:
Sketched with pencil on paper and painted digitally.

Commissioner Name :
Michael Windsor
Commissioner Company :
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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Currently Based:
Porto, Portugal

Rui Ricardo is an illustrator born and living in Porto, represented by Folio Art in London. He studied graphic design in the Fine Arts University of Porto. After a few years as an animator and motion designer for cinema and television, he's been working exclusively as a freelance illustrator for over fifteen years. His work has been featured in countless publications, books and ad campaigns.