deborah withey

Portfolio: Commissioned illustrations

Editorial illustrations for print publications in the US and Europe

Fascinator I Boston Globe

One of a new series of 26 collages using actual newspaper nameplates as an element of hat design!

Limited Edition
collage of mixed media, dried orchids, cut paper, gyotaku fish print
20" x 10"
Edition of 12

£425.00
Can be seen at cheese + pickles studio gallery

Multi-media Orchestra

The multi-media orchestra is a loose and lively drawing commissioned for a book cover on Innovations in Magazines.

ink, digital colour
8" x 10"
Can be seen at cheese + pickles studio gallery

Coffee clatch

Cover illustration commissioned by InnovAtion Inter'l Media Consulting Group to illustrate innovations in old and new media.

Original
collage, ink, newspaper
11" x 8"
Can be seen at cheese + pickles studio gallery

Think Integration

Commissioned illustration for the cover of Innovations in Magazines 2011.

india ink and digital colour
10" x 10"
Can be seen at cheese + pickles studio gallery

There's a tree for everyone!

Illustration commissioned by the Cleveland Plain Dealer for a special holiday section.

india ink and digital colour
21" x 10.5"
Can be seen at cheese + pickles studio gallery

The magic of magazines

Cover illustration commissioned for the Innovation in Magazines Global Report. The report is in praise of innovative work in magazine editing and content.

Original
cut paper and india ink
12" x 9"

Psalm angel

Cover illustration commissioned to illustrate a book of celebrated Psalms from writers from throughout Norway. Author, Norvall Skrein

Original
cut paper
12" x 9"

The bright bulb

Cover for a report on new ideas in journalism

Ink and digital colour
Can be seen at cheese + pickles studio gallery

Lookout sailor at the helm

Illustration commissioned for the cover of The Virginian-Pilot's Redesign Stylebook. A newspaper in the USA well-know for its creative and unique design. The newspaper is located along the Chesapeake Bay, so all nautical references work nicely!

Original
cut paper
12" x 9"

The Tuna!

The Tuna! A singing group of students found at universities in Portugal and Spain. Commissioned for the financial pages of "i", Lisbon.

cut paper and india ink

Ethical investing

Commissioned illustration for the financial pages of "i", Lisbon. on investing ethically, being green, and helping to sustain communities.

Original
cut paper
11" x 8"

Growing your retirement

Commissioned piece about growing a strong retirement portfolio for the financial pages of "i", Lisbon.

cut paper and india ink
9" x 12"

Pulling a rabbit out of a hat

This is an illustration commissioned by the European Press Association to illustrate the Innovations in Magazines report. the magician has the recipe for publishing success.

Original
cut paper
11" x 9"

home security at work

Commissioned by "I" in Lisbon. What to you really need to spend on a home security system?

Original
cut paper

Scandinavian newspaper reader

Illustration commissioned by and used as a cover of Innovations in Newspapers for the World Association of Newspapers conference, held in Stockholm, Sweden.

Original
cut paper and ink
12" x 9"

£350.00

off to summer camp

Cover illustration for The Virginian-Pilot's special summer camp guide.

Original
cut paper
12" x 12"

Euro couple

Commissioned by "i" publication in Lisbon, Portugal. A married couple combines their savings for success!

Original
ink and collage
12" x 9"

Newspapers will rise again?

This piece was commissioned by the Innovation Intern'l Media Consulting Group to illustrate an article that appeared in their annual "Innovations in Newspapers Report", for 2009.

Original
collage with newsprint
12" x 9"

happy landing

My moon piece was commissioned by the new daily newspaper in Lisbon, called "i", to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing. This illustration has received an award of excellence from the Society of New Design/E, in October 2009.

Original
cut paper and pastel
10" x 8"

In like a lion out like a lamb

An illustration for March within the Society of News Design Foundation 2011 calendar! I chose this theme because I've always liked the expression and it was fun to create something to go with it.

Original
handmade paper and linocut collage
12" x 12"
Sold

Chuckwagon dinners

Commissioned by a newspaper in Dallas, Texas, to illustrate a food article on the return of chuckwagon- inspired cooking! Chicken-fried steak!

Original
ink and digital colour
17cm x 13cm

Red herring mystery night

Illustration commissioned by the Orange County Register for an article on murder mystery nights. Follow the clues, but be careful, you may run into a red herring!

Original
watercolour dyes and ink
18" x 12"

Raging bull

Collage illustration commissioned by the Society of News Design for a poster announcing a workshop held in Dallas, Texas.

Original
newspaper and magazine collage
18" x 12"

A new world of newspaper reading

Cover illustration commissioned by Innovation International Media Consulting and the World Association of Newspaper for their report on innovations in the publishing world.

Original
Ink and digital colours
9" x 6"

Helpful hubby

For an food article entitled "Honey, will you ball the cantaloupe? This illustration received special recognition by the Art Director's Club of NYC and appears in the Annual.

Original
ink

Will she love me?

Illustration commissioned for The New York Times Modern Love series. This poignant piece was about a love and disability.

Original
ink and paper
9" x 6"

financial storytelling

Commissioned to illustrate a financial book review section. The topic can be far from dull!

Original
cut paper and ink
9" x 6"

marriage veterans

An illustration for The New York Times Modern Love column on marriage longevity.

Original
Pen on Paper
12" x 9"

a rich meal

Commissioned for an article in the daily newspaper "i", Lisbon, on the joys of investing in gold.

Original
cut paper and ink
7" x 5"

is the financial crisis over?

Commissioned piece to illustrate an article saying NOW is the time to make new investments and grow your financial worth, for the financial pages of "i", Lisbon.

cut paper
9" x 12"

children's savings

Commissioned illustration for a piece on managing children's savings accounts for the financial pages of "i", Lisbon.

Original
collage with newsprint
13" x 9"

shopping for a house

Comparison house shopping for the financial pages of "i", Lisbon. Grab the deals now!

Original
cut paper and india ink

shopping online!

Commissioned to illustrate the merits of online clothes shopping for the financial pages of "i", Lisbon.

Original
cut paper

Safety vacations

Commissioned illustration for a piece about finding the best holiday insurance for the financial pages of "i", Lisbon.

Original
cut paper and ink
10" x 8"

what a header!

An soccer spot illustration for the financial pages of "i", Lisbon.

Original
cut paper and india ink

bank

Illustration for "which bank to choose?" article from the financial section of "i", Lisbon, Portugal.

Original
cut paper
12" x 9"

dog's vacation

One in a series of summer inspired collage works.

Original
paper collage
12" x 9"

Collect your worth

Illustration for a piece on putting all your money in one place for the financial section of "i", Lisbon, Portugal.

Original
cut paper
11" x 8"

credit octopus

Commissioned illustration for a piece about using and maintaining multiple credit cards.

Original
cut paper
12" x 9"

Where to invest

For an article about where "to plant" your investments for growth and maturity

cut paper and india ink

where to invest?

For a self-help article on how to choose the right investment option for your money.

Original
cut paper and india ink

Angel investing

For a newspaper piece on angle investing, or how to choose the most ethical companies.

Original
cut paper and india ink

thrifty decorating!

Commissioned by "i" in Lisbon for a piece on using your money creatively to decorate your home, not literally of course...or...!

cut paper
12" x 9"

Innovations in newspapers

Newspaper tiger commissioned by the Innovations International media Consulting Group for the cover of their annual Innovations in Newspapers report.

cut newsprint collage
12" x 9"

£350.00 Framed

innovations in newspapers

A printer's hat portrait for a cover commissioned by Innovation Intern'l Media Consulting Group for the World Association of Newspapers conference.

Original
collage and color tint
12" x 9"

£350.00

sunset partridge

A lucky partridge with a golden egg!

Original
monoprint collage
7" x 6"
Sold

Madness

Work commissioned for the New York Times Modern Love column by "i" of Lisbon.

Original
Oil Pastel on Paper
8" x 8"

Dinner guests

For an article on how to have a successful fancy dress dinner party.

Original
watercolour and ink

The importance of a wife

Illustration commissioned for New York Times column Modern Love, by "i" in Lisbon, Portugal

Original
ink with digital pigment
10" x 15"

Bug love

Commissioned piece by the Detroit Free Press for a piece about those folks who just love their VWs. And sometimes they love their VW so much that they may even start to look like it!

watercolour and ink

Bad motels

For a Sunday magazine piece on bad motel stays

Original
watercolour and ink

vacation homes

For an article on time-share vacation homes in the mountains.

Original
cut paper and india ink