Sarah Papworth
I Know An Artist

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
A commissioned piece by White Lion Publishing (with Quarto Group). Each page was to be inspired by the artist that I was creating a portrait of. It was fun to aim to capture a feeling of the artist's style within my own style. Many of the artists I illustrated are people I have looked to throughout my life for inspiration.

How was the illustration used:
Internal illustrations for a published portrait book about artists. 84 illustrations/portraits in total, all illustrated by myself.

How did you make this work:
Through a mixture of hand and digital tools. First sketching in pencil for the rough work, I then scanned in the drawings to work within Adobe Photoshop. To add texture and interest I used textures created by hand to fill certain areas and Photoshop brushes for the final details.

Commissioner Name :
Anna Watson (no longer at White Lion Publishing) Current contact: Paileen Currie
Commissioner Company :
White Lion Publishing, Quarto Group UK.

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Currently Based:
England, UK

Sarah lives in the West Midlands UK and studied Printed Textiles at Winchester School of Art (2002). After working as a Homeware Textile Designer, she now illustrates for Editorial and Surface Design fields. Sarah uses mixed-media art materials with digital to create her work. Clients include; The Washington Post, Harper Collins, Scholastic Publishing, Quarto Publishing Group, L'Oreal Paris.