An illustrated map showing the twenty countries participating in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The print dimensions are about 42cm wide and 16cm high. The vast majority of my illustrations start life in pencil in my sketchbook. I then scan them in, redraw them in Adobe Illustrator and sometimes finish them in Photoshop using textures […]
An illustrated USA map showing all fifty states of the U.S.A. with their state animal and the state capital. Several states have the same animal, for example, Arkansas, Georgia, and Illinois all have the white-tailed deer as their state mammal.
This illustrated map was created as part of an educational package for schools explaining the importance of Fingal during the Easter Rising 1916. I designed a booklet at A4 size which folded out to the map at A2 size. The illustrated characters represent different groups involved in the Rising, including the Irish Volunteers and the Irish […]
Book Cover illustrated by Tarsila Kruse. Bliain na nAmhrán (Year of Song). Songs and Rhymes of four seasons. Written by Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin and illustrated by Tarsila Kruse, Christina O Donovan, Brian Fitzgerald and myself (Jennifer Farley). Published by Futa Fata. Each illustrator was responsible for creating pictures for songs and rhymes for a different season. I […]
Through a series of fun and challenging tasks in this picture book, kids will attend “classes” as part of their special training required to become an astronaut on a mission to Mars: Space Pilot, Space Living, Space Engineer, Space Scientist and Space Gym. Each topic is accompanied by missions—physical and mental challenges, as well activities […]
M is for Moby Dick is a book I’m currently working on for very young (toddlers) readers. Featuring 26 words inspired by the famous book by Herman Melville, each page contains an illustration of a character or idea from the book. Below you can see the cover and a couple of closeups of the cover. […]
Ah, the beautiful sub-continent of India. A place I’ve visited and would love to go back to again. This illustrated map of India shows some interesting facts about the people and culture of India and the location of some of the major cities. It was created for a book on travel activities around the world.
This is four images from a set of illustrations telling the story of The Wind And The Sun – Aesop’s Fable published in Irish by Folens. The story tells of a dispute between the wind and the sun over who is the strongest. THE WIND and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger. Suddenly […]
Illustrations created for the story of Fionn & The Dragon, published as part of the Primary School Irish book in Ireland by Folens. The Fionn in question is the mythical Irish hunter Fionn mac Cumhaill, also known in English as Finn MacCool. The work involved creating six full colour scenes (two of which you can see below), six […]
I went to see Madame Butterfly at the Bord Gais Theatre in Dublin last week. I’ve seen the opera three times now (in different productions and places) and still can’t get enough of it. You would need a heart of stone not to be moved by the story and the music. The version I saw […]