Illustrations by a University of Wolverhampton art student have been featured in a new guide to meditation techniques.
Second year student Amy Evans has had over 50 illustrations featured in ‘Living in the Moment’ by Anna Black, a new book about the ancient Buddhist practice of mindfulness meditation.
The 21-year-old BA (Hons) Illustration student was selected for the commission by subject leader John Clementson, who heard about the project through a former Wolverhampton student.
Amy, from Kidderminster, said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed Illustrating 'Living in the Moment' by Anna Black. The past few months working on the book have really opened my eyes to illustration as a professional practice.
“The experience has been incredibly valuable to my development and understanding of the importance of good communication between illustrator and art director. It has been a pleasure to work alongside the team at Cico and to communicate with Anna about her intentions and requirements for the text.
“The experience has been challenging as well as rewarding and I have the Illustration team at University of Wolverhampton to thank for this opportunity. I feel incredibly proud to have work commissioned and published at this stage of my degree.”
Subject leader John Clementson, from the School of Art & Design, said: “Amy was the first student that I thought of for this job – it was a big task for a student at the end of her first year to undertake such a large commission, but I felt that she could produce work of a professional standard and she had the intelligence and communication skills necessary to work with a range of art directors.
“The experience Amy has gained is, in many ways, as important as the fee she earned, and from a subject point of view it should be an encouragement to all Illustration students. The Illustration team is delighted with the quality of Amy’s work and the finished product.”
Living in the Moment by Anna Black is published by CICO Books in March.
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