Matthew Bailey

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Graduating the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Matthew Bailey is a lino cut artist who enjoys folklore, dark subject matter, and creating black and white images.

portfolio

Altered Carbon - Book Cover

An A3 lino print for a series of book covers. 

A Wizard of Earthsea - Book Cover

An A3 lino print for a series of book covers. 

The Blade Itself - Book Cover

An A3 lino print for a series of book covers. 

Mountain Giant

Lino print created for the front cover of the A to Z for Mythical Creatures. 

 

The full book can be read for free on my website: baileyillustration.com

Cyhyraeth

From the A to Z of Mythical Creatures.

C - Cyhyraeth

Originating from the coast of Wales, this death spirit is the embodiment of the moaning sounds made before a persons death. With a disagreeable temper, its sounds have been known to be heard as omens of a shipwreck.


For this project, I made a series of small, black and white lino prints that would be compiled into a book for presentation. Each creature was made using only a description of the creature, with no reference material. This made sure that any ideas I had from the description were my own, and not influenced through existing artwork about the subject matter. 

 

The full book can be read for free on my website: baileyillustration.com

Piru

From the A to Z of Mythical Creatures.

P - Piru

Originating from Spain, the Piru is a lower demon who enjoys battling its wit with humans, specifically children. The loss of this wager often results in the possession of the human.


For this project, I made a series of small, black and white lino prints that would be compiled into a book for presentation. Each creature was made using only a description of the creature, with no reference material. This made sure that any ideas I had from the description were my own, and not influenced through existing artwork about the subject matter. 

 

The full book can be read for free on my website: baileyillustration.com

Mogwai

From the A to Z of Mythical Creatures.

M - Mogwai

A demon of Chinese origin, the Mogwai are malicious creatures, known to often inflict harm on humans. Very little is known about their habits, other than they mate during raining seasons.


For this project, I made a series of small, black and white lino prints that would be compiled into a book for presentation. Each creature was made using only a description of the creature, with no reference material. This made sure that any ideas I had from the description were my own, and not influenced through existing artwork about the subject matter. 

 

The full book can be read for free on my website: baileyillustration.com