By Bethany Lord – BA Illustration

This was a personal project carrying on from my final major project, ‘A View From Above’, a children’s book exploring water scenarios, from a birds eye view.  This new project is a series of illustrations looking at different swimming pools from above. I wanted to experiment with shadows from different objects surrounding and floating in the pools. Starting off simple and slowly adding objects and plants to create interesting illustrations with objects at different levels. Travelling really inspires my work, looking at history, people, different cultures and lifestyles, so drawing these different swimming pools, was an exciting task for myself.