Phillip Nodwell

Narrative & Editorial

  • The Folio Society Competition – The Outsider (L’Étranger) by Albert Camus

    Part One, Chapter Two: "When the sun got too hot she dived off and I followed."

    Mixed media (watercolour, gouache, digital) / 234 x 156 mm

  • The Folio Society Competition – The Outsider (L’Étranger) by Albert Camus

    Part One, Chapter Six: "There was the same red glare as far as the eye could reach, and small waves were lapping the hot sand in little, flurried gasps. As I slowly walked towards the boulders at the end of the beach I could feel my temples swelling under the impact of the light. It pressed itself upon me, trying to check my progress. And each time I felt a hot blast strike my forehead, I gritted my teeth..."

    Mixed media (ink, watercolour, gouache, digital) / 234 x 156 mm

  • The Folio Society Competition – The Outsider (L’Étranger) by Albert Camus

    Part Two, Chapter Five: "It was as if that great rush of anger had washed me clean, emptied me of hope, and, gazing up at the dark sky spangled with its signs and stars, for the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe."

    Mixed media (ink, watercolour, gouache, digital) / 234 x 156 mm

  • The Folio Society Competition – The Outsider (L’Étranger) by Albert Camus

    Binding design (front)

    Mixed media (gouache, digital) / 234 x 156 mm

  • Visualisation

  • Illustration used in Verantwortung Exhibition
    Vögele Kultur Zentrum (Vögele Cultural Centre Museum). Zürich, Switzerland

  • Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl

    Mary Maloney's rush of emotions after killing her husband with a leg of lamb - utilizing a segment of the story which explains her worries after she commits the crime: “On the other hand, what about the baby? What were the laws about murderers with unborn children? Did they kill then both-mother and child? Or did they wait until the tenth month? What did they do?”
    Mixed media (ink, watercolour, gouache, digital) / 234 x 156 mm

  • Promotional illustration used for a student web series pilot, influenced by the Art Deco aesthetic of the 1920’s.

  • Running: an aid to the creative process? – Self-directed editorial illustration

    Writer's block? Putting on your trainers and nipping outside for a jog could be just the cure you're looking for. – The Guardian

  • Chess grandmasters use twice the brain – Self-directed editorial illustration

    It seems expert chess players use both sides of their brain to process chess tasks, rather than just one. – New Scientist

Portraits

  • Irène Jacob

    Irène Jacob as Valentine in 'Three Colours: Red' (1994)
    Mixed media (ink, watercolour, gouache, digital) / 150 x 150 mm

  • Jesse Eisenberg

    Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg in 'The Social Network' (2010)
    Mixed media (ink, digital) / 150 x 150 mm

  • Anna Karina

    French film actress, Anna Karina
    Mixed media (ink, watercolour, digital) / 150 x 150 mm

  • Natalie Portman

    Natalie Portman as Nina Sayers in 'Black Swan' (2010)
    Mixed media (ink, watercolour, gouache, digital) / 150 x 150 mm

  • Q’orianka Kilcher

    (Work in progress)
    Q'orianka Kilcher as Pocahontas in 'The New World' (2005)
    Mixed media (ink, digital) / 150 x 150 mm

Comics & Sequential Art

  • Blue Thunder – Part 1

    Page 1 / 11" x 14"

  • Blue Thunder – Part 1

    Page 2 / 11" x 14"

  • Blue Thunder – Part 1

    Page 3 / 11" x 14"

  • Blue Thunder – Part 1

    Page 4 / 11" x 14"

  • Storyboard – Example

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  • Storyboard – Example

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  • Damaged 35mm camera film

    Words from the log book of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst (1932-1969), who died while competing in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, a single-handed, round-the-world yacht race

  • Good Morning, Captain – Page 2

    Adaptation of the song ‘Good Morning, Captain’ by Slint, which features on the 1991 album ‘Spiderland’.
    The song is said to be a tribute to the 1792 poem ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

  • Good Morning, Captain – Page 5

    Adaptation of the song ‘Good Morning, Captain’ by Slint, which features on the 1991 album ‘Spiderland’.
    The song is said to be a tribute to the 1792 poem ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

  • Good Morning, Captain – Page 6

    Adaptation of the song ‘Good Morning, Captain’ by Slint, which features on the 1991 album ‘Spiderland’.
    The song is said to be a tribute to the 1792 poem ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

  • Good Morning, Captain – Page 11

    Adaptation of the song ‘Good Morning, Captain’ by Slint, which features on the 1991 album ‘Spiderland’.
    The song is said to be a tribute to the 1792 poem ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Self-directed / Personal

  • Self-Portrait (1990’s)

    Surrounded by my childhood heroes.

  • Self-Portrait (1990’s)

  • Endpaper Design

    Endpaper design used for physical portfolio.
    Variety of drawing apparatus at 1:1 scale.

    210 x 210 mm

Sketchbook

Research - Garo

  • Research – Garo

    Research project on the esteemed, Japanese avant-garde manga magazine: Garo (published between 1964 and 2002) - which helped forge the careers of many of manga's most distinguished and progressive alternative artists.

    B5 format (176 × 250 mm) / 48 pages / Approx. 6,000 words

  • Research – Garo

    Double spread page design – example
    B5 format (176 × 250 mm) / Pages 6-7

  • Research – Garo

    Double spread page design – example
    B5 format (176 × 250 mm) / Page 8-9

  • Research – Garo

    Double spread page design – example
    B5 format (176 × 250 mm) / Pages 32-33