I am delighted that one of my illustrations ‘Surprise City Sounds’ has been shortlisted for the Association of Illustrators (in partnership with the London Transport Museum) Prize for Illustration.
This years theme was ‘Sounds of the City’. Find out more about the competition here.
The inspiration for my illustration came from a recent visit to Kew gardens. It struck me how amazing it is that places of such natural beauty can thrive within the hustle and bustle of modern, metropolitan cities. I wanted to try and capture this in a simple bold image. I used Transport for London’s iconic logo to represent the hum drum of city traffic. The Rose-ringed parakeets represent the more unexpected city sounds that can be heard. The two are intertwined with each other showing how both share the same outside space.
The 100 shortlisted illustrations will be on display from 19 May until 3 September 2017 at the London Transport Museum, Covent Garden.
Below are a few early sketches along with the final design.