Monday, February 23, 2015 - 11:41

Exciting news #BIC2015 #houseofillustration #foliosociety Annual Book Illustration Competition 2015 

Last week I was named as a runner up in The Book Illustration Competition 2015. My work was chosen as one of five runners up from over 400 entries in the competition run by The House of Illustration and The Folio Society. The brief for this year’s competition was to design a binding for ‘The Folio Collection of Ghost Stories.’ Contestants were given three stories to read - ‘The Treasure of Abbot Thomas’ by M. R. James, ‘A Tale of an Empty House’ by E. F. Benson, and ‘The Upper Berth’ by F. Marion Crawford, as inspiration for their designs.

 All three stories were evocative in their own way and very different, in setting and style. My main challenge (which I relished) was how to approach quite an unfamiliar subject matter. Normally my work is describing such different subjects, often a lot more light hearted- bright and joyful. So it was very interesting to see how I could explore a more atmospheric and sinister feel.  I experienced a real buzz from producing something that felt like new territory for me it has shown me new possibilities for my work and what it’s capable of.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 15:31

Delighted to have my work on the amazing @WeTransfer site for all to see & enjoy #carriemay #illustration #wallpaper 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 12:12

Kingfisher Illustration 

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 23:45

100 posts!

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 23:44

My 100th post! And to celebrate, newly updated Carrie May Illustration  …..please check out my new work and updated portfolio 

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 15:06

Hippo Adventures # childrensbook # illustration

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:52

Repeat Pattern design ‘Forest’ Carrie May 

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 20:37

Carrie May Repeat pattern ‘Tropics’

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 16:00

Repeat Pattern

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 14:03

Repeat Pattern Carrie May©