Seven League Boots | 2019 © Natalie Knowles Art

Book Illustration Competition 2019 – Howl’s Moving Castle

Today the longlist was revealed for the Book Illustration Competition 2019, organised by The Folio Society and the House of Illustration. This year's book was Howl's Moving Castle by Dianne Wynne Jones. Three illustrations and a binding design are the requirements for entry, my submissions are shown here (with an added Dog-Man 🙂 ). With … Continue reading Book Illustration Competition 2019 – Howl’s Moving Castle

Sheringham Lifeboat | 2019 © Natalie Knowles Art

Launching the Lifeboat, 1904

Sheringham-Muzillac Twinning Association commissioned this illustration. They wanted a typical, historical Sheringham scene as a gift for a Muzillac-based member. The distinctive West-end slipway is just the same today, but the lifeboat is now a fast-rescue boat that is housed at the far end of the promenade.

How To Be The Perfect Cat Parent | 2019 © Natalie Knowles Art

How To Be The Perfect Cat Parent

Feline very excited to reveal the new book cover design for animal health author Gillian Carrick. We are continuing an seven year collaboration, where I have contributed illustrations, book cover designs and veterinary diagrams to Gill's books. Gill's website is here. Click here to see previous work I have completed for Gill.

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Christmassier and Christmassier!

It's Alice in a Winter Wonderland. I am delighted to reveal my 2018 Christmas card. It has been an incredible year for Natalie Knowles Art. I joined the Association of Illustrators and got a listing on the Directory of Illustration and Women Who Draw. In February, I exhibited illustrations in Shoreditch as part of the … Continue reading Christmassier and Christmassier!

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Cover design for Victoria’s Lost Children

I am delighted to reveal the cover design that I have just completed for Victoria's Lost Children. This is a children's book, written by Dr Stephen Curran. The book is a collection of seven short stories based on the lives of children in the Victorian era. I have completed illustrations for each of the 10,000-12,000 word … Continue reading Cover design for Victoria’s Lost Children

Alice set two | Natalie Knowles Art © 2018

Alice in Wonderland inspired character illustrations

Last February I was extremely privileged to visit the National Art Library at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. I was sat at a huge oak desk with fancy lights and cushioned mats on which to rest the most fragile of tomes. There were two storeys of books all around me and a hushed … Continue reading Alice in Wonderland inspired character illustrations