A Dummy Book
The Old Whale and the Deep Blue Sea
The Old Whale and the Deep Blue Sea is an
illustrated poem. The cover illustration came
first. A painting in oils on stretched canvas,
made in the summer of 2020, and classed has
a nocturne. A moonlit subject in this case.
Painted to celabrate the halfway stage of the
Authorial Illustration Course I had begun.
The poem followed telling the story from the
whales perspective. Illustrations followed
based on the verses. Of which some sample
pieces are included on this page. A dummy book was designed with the purpose of putting it infant of a publisher. I intended to produce a book of quality, but with enough development potential that a publisher may want to add.
Two other element to add into the book has companion pieces are 1 Map 2 Ship diagram.
The first has been made the second yet to be made.
The map is made in the style of a 19th Century map.
The End Papers designed with the two subjects. The Ship and the Whale superimposed over a wave motif
Making the book
Once the poem had been penned I produced line drawings to compliment the verses. The poem was set in Indesign. Here is our sample drawings
Extract vs 1
"Old whale of the sea
all over grey and blue
His huge face
bearing the marks of his long life
And the clash of titans below in
the deep blue sea."
Companion Piece to the book and can be a pull out along with the map.