Tuesday, 11 January 2011

The Outsider

This is my submission for the House of Illustration/Folio Society competition. The brief was to illustrate a cover and 3 scenes from 'The Outsider' by Albert Camus.
Design for front  cover

Part 1 - Chapter 5

"I was crouched on my bed and Salamano had sat down on a chair by the table. He was facing me with both is his hands on his knees. He still had his old felt hat on. He was mumbling half-finished sentences into his yellowing moustache."

Part 2 - Chapter 1

"He was leaning right across the table, waving his crucifix almost directly over me. To tell the truth, I hadn't followed his argument at all well, firstly because I was hot and his office was full of huge flies which kept landing on my face, and also because he frightened me a bit."

Part 2 - Chapter 3

"They were all looking at me: I realized that they were the jury. But I couldn't make any distinctions between them. I just had one impression: I was in a tram and all these anonymous passengers on the opposite seat were scrutinizing the new arrival to find his peculiarities."


Maria said...

Wow, those are fantastic, how are they produced?

Aine Cassidy said...

Cheers Maria, It's a mixture of painting and charcoal collaged together in photoshop.

Gemma Luker said...

I like your interpretations of the text, i was going to enter but havent had time! I especially like your jury image, exactly how it feels in the book!

JaneA said...

Good luck! I hope you win. :-)

ruthmaria said...

Hi Aine I just joined your blog : ) These are really great illustrations, best of luck with this competition!

Usasa said...

Love your art!! :D Feel free to drop by my art space too ya~

I've followed you ! :P

Mary said...

Brilliant work, hope you do well in the competition, what a great start to the New Year.