Cover art for WQ Magazine!

Front cover of magazine in brown, blue, and yellow:
T, shears, moon, tortoise, rabbit, mayfly, girl with flag, I, swallow, M, shark, acorn, comet, pomegranate, rakali, E

Here is my cover art for Issue 273 of WQ Magazine, the member magazine of the Queensland Writers Centre (for whom I’m giving a map illustration workshop this Saturday!).

The theme of the issue was TIME, so all the motifs tie back to that in some way (and in my mind!). There are a few references to favourite books in there, but for now I’ll let you work those out for yourself (most of them have more than one meaning anyway). I’m very happy with how it came out!

I drew the original art with brush and ink, then coloured it digitally. There are a few extra motifs not shown here, but I will put them up in a process post soon.

WQ magazine is provided free to members, but QWC do supply additional copies and copies to non-members for five dollars (plus, I imagine, postage) if you contact them with your details.

The have also given me permission to sell prints of the full art, and those are now up at INPRNT and Redbubble (the repeating/square version is also on Redbubble if you prefer e.g. a scarf or a notebook).

I will put up a proper process post soon, as well.

Back cover of magazine in brown, blue, and yellow: Memorial clock, cast iron bed, globe, hour glass, steam engine, crocheted collar, hot air balloon, man with scarf running, candle burning at both ends, ice skate, retro dinosaur, urn with flowers, mouse, python, skull

4 thoughts on “Cover art for WQ Magazine!

  1. Wonderful work as always. Your drawing of a human skull is so atmospheric, your shark so menacing and the running man with a hat and scarf could so easily be tom bakers Doctor who…is it??

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