The Wonderful World of Roald Dahl

Written by Matthew Sullivan on 24th October, 2016
Roald Dahl Illustrations

For Roald Dahl's centenary, the 'City of the Unexpected' came to Cardiff. To celebrate this day, and to commemorate his work and the illustrations of Quentin Blake, I designed four character illustrations inspired by the originals.

Hand drawn typography
Character Design

Illustration on the iPad

The illustrations were created on the iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil. Quentin Blake's original style, created in pen, is simple yet very playful and expressive, by using the Apple Pencil I could create fluid strokes and keep it very minimal in appearance.

Apple Pencil Illustration

City of the Unexpected

This truly was an amazing day for all those who attended. Two days of great performances and events throughout Cardiff. The show at City Hall on the Saturday evening was nothing short of spectacular, one of the best light shows I have ever seen.

City of the Unexpected