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Ste IllustratesFreelance Illustrator

Professor James Moriarty Illustration

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Competition for Folio Society

To go along side my illustration of the Sherlock Holmes book cover, I illustrated and painted an image of Holmes’ rival James Moriarty. Menacing and charmingly in action. The ideas was to have a grand setting fitting with the way the good Professor carries himself and put him in a position of power as he decends the stairs. The strokes around the image where to add a textural element to the wash of the painting and to give the impression it had been painted over slightly.