Serena Turtle
Addiction is a disease, why is relapsing a crime?

Speculative editorial piece based on a New York Times article about addiction and incarceration.


Un-commissioned | New Talent

How were your illustrations used? :
Self Promotion/portfolio

How did you make this work:
This work was created as a speculative editorial piece to add to my portfolio. I found the New York Times article insightful, looking into the link between addiction and re-incarceration and how challenging this can be for individuals in recovery. I used Procreate to create the final image and development thumbnails, and I also used my own scanned paper textures in the final piece.

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Falmouth University

Currently Based:
United Kingdom (UK)

Serena Turtle is a British illustrator based between London and Dorset, UK. She is a recent graduate from Falmouth University with a BA(Hons) in Illustration and a MA in Game Art. Her work is diverse, covering editorial, concept art and comic illustration. She has a love for graphic novels, hiking and paddle boarding.