This illustration was commissioned by Jane Russ for her upcoming book The Owl Book, to be published by Graffeg.
A dream commission! I was asked to create seven large historical maps that would help secondary students discuss and learn about various battles. The maps are layered: progress (or lack thereof) in battles, place names and legends can be turned on and off.
The illustrations were drawn with a dip pen and coloured digitally. I used the National Army Museum’s brand colour palette for the works.
I won the tender to create a fashion-based interpretation trail for a prestigious tourist attraction in the North of England. I created the illustrations in dip-pen and ink and coloured them digitally.
The National Army Museum commissioned me to create this map of Europe to aid in their workshops teaching about Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole the Crimea war. Details, place names and the journeys taken by the two women are on layers and can be turned on and off.
I drew the map in pencil, inked with a brush, scanned, live-traced into Illustrator and then added colour, texture, place names etc. The map is a vector file and can be printed at any size.
To mark the centenary of the start of World War One, The Royal Mint asked me to illustrate and design a worksheet that would show children how medals are made. I took photos of the medal making process, illustrated the various stages in a comic-strip format and added the text.
Education and Learning Manager Lucy-Ann Pickering said:
Working with Frank is an absolute pleasure. I was looking for a local artist who would be able to illustrate a fact sheet and create a cartoon to accompany our new First World War exhibition, and Frank was recommended to us. They are relaxed, friendly and obliging yet very professional. It was great to see their enthusiasm in taking on a new challenge, and Frank tackled the task of condensing a 50-stage process for medal manufacture into just eight boxes with clarity and ease, inputting their own creativity to produce an exceptional result from a basic brief. Their Art Nouveau inspired design for the fact sheet was just beautiful. Dialogue with Frank is very easy and they address even the tiniest of tweaks with care and intuition. I hope that we will work together again.