Forget Vivaldi

02November 2019

Childhood dream = made ✅

Ever since I was 5 I wanted to be a book illustrator and after almost 2 years in the making, I can finally share this with you!

Back when Kasper was a baby I was approached by Snufflegrin Books to provide Caricatures for an exciting new memoir style book being written by Addison Whitaker, titled ‘Forget Vivaldi’.

I’ll let you read the story behind the book in these pics, as Peter tells it much better than I could! 

We worked together to create these 9 Caricatures over the space of a year, and I finished them at the end of 2018, just in time before I popped out another baby! 😂

And now the book is complete, and the caricatures and the stories behind them are on show at an exhibition at Old Bakery Studios in Truro, in room S4. So please do pop along to have a look! 

It was so much fun and such a challenge to create images from the author’s memory that ultimately don’t exist in any other form. Taking hairstyles from one reference photo, age from another, pose and facial expression from others, and outfits from descriptions or stills of clips found on YouTube, I was able to create these caricature illustrations which hopefully go some way to capture the brilliant anecdotes that adorn the pages. 

Thanks to Peter & Sue (the designer) from Snufflegrin Books for all your hard work!

The book is available to purchase now, from: https://www.blurb.co.uk/user/Snufflegrin


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