Queen Margaret College

Queen Margaret College is an independent girls’ school in Wellington, New Zealand, providing education for students from Year 1 to 13 with a co-educational Pre-School. It was established in 1919 as an inner-city, Presbyterian girls’ college.

Project: Secrets of the Daughter of Troy Children’s book illustration

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Format: 24-page square perfect bound book.

Brief: To illustrate and design a children’s book for the centenary. The style of the book needed to appeal to both children and adults and link to historical artifacts.

The chosen media for illustrations is traditional acrylic paint with a line art ink overlay. A lot of historical research went into the illustrations. The style was based on Queen Margaret’s Gospel Book and tapestries from that era.