Illustrations by Sam Wall
You can view a variety of my illustrations throughout this website. The artwork I have chosen for this page is mostly for book interiors, e.g. story illustrations and illustrations to accompany poetry, and medical related books. I can revise my style to suit any project. Children’s books for example often require a bold and clear style, and is very different to the sort of style I would choose for a suspense or crime novel.
Much of my artwork is publishing related, but I am very experienced in creating many types of artwork, including logos, stationery design, even portraits. I especially love creating pet portraits.
Most of my editorial work requires a professional knowledge of fonts. Knowing what fonts will work with a particular subject and style takes years to master. When you work with me, I will talk you through what fonts will work best for your book. I will guide and advise as the design progresses, and will ensure that you feel in control with the direction of the artwork, while knowing that I will offer my professional opinion where required.
My working processes for digital illustrations
Here are some more examples of my illustration work. My process is similar for most of my artwork. I begin with the line sketch, to help work out the composition. I then add the dark and light areas, along with textures and details. Once that is all done, I can start adding colour. The time it takes to complete an illustration can vary depending on the amount of detail required. Because every project is so different, quotes and timescales are worked out once we have discussed your project thoroughly, and have a full understanding of what is required.