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docphot project

a while ago we were given a project which involved working with a documentary photography student to create a book of their photographs.
after lots of changes in design and messing about with the layout to fit the images in nicely we decided it would be nice to have something else within the book, so we decided to would create a few subtle illustrations which had to work well with the images. these didn’t end up taking too long to do and they ended up fitting really well with the photographs.
i sent my book off to a company called blurb and here is what i got back;

dust jacket
oatmeal linen hardcover
charcoal endpapers
proline uncoated paper


 front cover

inside image and illustration

double page image

introduction page

oatmeal linen wrap

dust jacket front and back


i’m really pleased with the outcome of this book. the quality finish is what i’m pleased with most. i wasn’t expecting such a well made finished result. i’m happy with the layout as well and the quality of the prints on the paper. i’m considering adding something in to the back of the book but we will see how it goes!


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Illustrations update.

So I’ve not posted for a while, but I haven’t been completely lazy. I have done some more illustrations. They’re not completely finished yet but here they are;

This was the first one I did, I took away the background because it looked completely messy on my magazine layout. I think it looks alright with just a plain white background.

This one has taken me a while because I’ve stopped and started many times. This is the USCG Eagle. It’s a very nice boat but It’s not entirely finished. The water will be added in shortly but not in colour.

This one is not finished at all. I have tidied up most of the lines and the colour has been added. The containers will have more detail added and obviously some water as well.

I’m pleased with how my illustrations are turning out. I like the theme of red and blue to add a little bit of colour to the magazine.
I like the idea of having my magazine black and white but after speaking to a few people and doing a bit of research i have realised that it will look far better with some sort of colour added.

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