I'm so proud to have illustrated When Shadows Fall, latest book by the force of nature that is Sita Brahmachari! We have been talking about this project for many years. It's Book of the Month at Hive Books who are giving a 25% discount on the £12.99 retail price. It's also book of the month at LoveReading4Kids.
Sita in Conversation with Michael Rosen, celebrating When Shadows Fall
I'm not too used to illustration but working with Art Editor Charlie Moyler, I was allowed to be playful, taking textures from existing etchings, ink blots, scorch marks and good old bubble printing to make imagery that does justice to the drama and emotion of the tale. I even got to feature some classic North London Brutalist Flats. Here are some images from the development process, some of the final illustrations and some of examples of the marriage of text and image on the page.
'Entering into Natalie Sirett's world is like meeting oneself in a universe subject to completely different rules of recollection. The work is delicate and brutal, sensitive with a bite. Subsequently, one's memory of her storytelling is always full of colour.'
Libby Anson Editor, Arts Writer, Author The A to Z of Art
MEDUSA & her SISTERS
Limited edition art book & poetry anthology