Now for the second instalment of my fab collaboration with Bailey’s Prize I wanted to bring elements of the books in the illustrations so I felt like the interior set in the book first love would be more homely and lived in, over looking West Brompton station is my favourite part of the illustration, the book it’s is a riveting read and at times had me rather curious as to the direction it was going to lead. Don’t be fooled by its simple exterior it is well written and I can see why it has been shortlisted for the prize.
For my fourth Illustration comes the sport of Kings, now this book is something else beautifully written by C. E. Morgan (I’ve always dreamt of writing a book and using my initial I think its pretty mysterious anyway!)
The book itself dives into the lives of two families that are worlds apart one a privileged white family with strong families ties to the founders of Kentucky and a African American family descended from slaves, mix in the competitive sport of horse racing, money and lust and you can imagine it’s truly a gripping read. It is a hefty book and I must admit I am only half way through but it is up there with some of my favourite books. So I wanted to bring some vibrancy and colour to the illustration.
You can find out more about the books shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 here.
I have a further 2 more illustrations to share over the coming days before the winner is announced on Wednesday. Follow me and Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction on Instagram and Twitter – @_ellamasters_ and @baileysprize. *
*Illustration and post have been sponsored but all illustrations and words are my own