Mixed media illustration, using black biro, black, orange, and pink watercolours, and digital editing. The image is split in the middle: the left half features white text on a grey background, the left half has a white background with grey text. On the left, four white circles form a diagonal line going down the page. Each circle features a spot illustration: a dress, Cinderella looking up in shock as her hair is being pulled, brushed, and straightened, the pumpkin carriage waiting to have wheels fitted, and a mouse in a harness. The text reads: “She whisked up a dress and made Cinderella’s hair nice, turned a pumpkin into a carriage and made horses from mice.” The right hand side of the image resembles a video sharing platform. There is a video playing, with buttons to react to the video, and three thumbnails for other videos down the right. Within the video, the Fairy Godmother is handing Cinderella her glass slippers whilst vlogging. Cinderella is struggling to carry masses of bags in the background, debuting her new look. The text reads: “”A pair of glass slippers to complete your haul. SEE? Now you CAN go to the ball!”” Underneath, a comment states: “Shoes of glass? That’s got to hurt.
Photograph of book spread: Mixed media illustration, using black biro, black, orange, and pink watercolours, and digital editing. The image is split in the middle: the left half features white text on a grey background, the left half has a white background with grey text. On the left, four white circles form a diagonal line going down the page. Each circle features a spot illustration: a dress, Cinderella looking up in shock as her hair is being pulled, brushed, and straightened, the pumpkin carriage waiting to have wheels fitted, and a mouse in a harness. The text reads: “She whisked up a dress and made Cinderella’s hair nice, turned a pumpkin into a carriage and made horses from mice.” The right hand side of the image resembles a video sharing platform. There is a video playing, with buttons to react to the video, and three thumbnails for other videos down the right. Within the video, the Fairy Godmother is handing Cinderella her glass slippers whilst vlogging. Cinderella is struggling to carry masses of bags in the background, debuting her new look. The text reads: “”A pair of glass slippers to complete your haul. SEE? Now you CAN go to the ball!”” Underneath, a comment states: “Shoes of glass? That’s got to hurt.
The Clock Struck Twelve 
In mid-2020, I completed my self-initiated Cinderella project. I aimed to produce 4 book spreads for my own contemporary take on the classic fairy tale. The tone was tongue-in-cheek, accompanied by rhyming text of my own creation. This spread shows the influencer-inspired Fairy Godmother "helping" Cinderella.
Illustrations, text, composition, and typography by Gabriella Wilde.
© 2020 Gabriella Wilde
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Image 1: Mixed media illustration, using black biro, black, orange, and pink watercolours, and digital editing. The image is split in the middle: the left half features white text on a grey background, the left half has a white background with grey text. On the left, four white circles form a diagonal line going down the page. Each circle features a spot illustration: a dress, Cinderella looking up in shock as her hair is being pulled, brushed, and straightened, the pumpkin carriage waiting to have wheels fitted, and a mouse in a harness. The text reads: “She whisked up a dress and made Cinderella’s hair nice, turned a pumpkin into a carriage and made horses from mice.” The right hand side of the image resembles a video sharing platform. There is a video playing, with buttons to react to the video, and three thumbnails for other videos down the right. Within the video, the Fairy Godmother is handing Cinderella her glass slippers whilst vlogging. Cinderella is struggling to carry masses of bags in the background, debuting her new look. The text reads: “”A pair of glass slippers to complete your haul. SEE? Now you CAN go to the ball!”” Underneath, a comment states: “Shoes of glass? That’s got to hurt.
Image 2: Photograph of book spread: Mixed media illustration, using black biro, black, orange, and pink watercolours, and digital editing. The image is split in the middle: the left half features white text on a grey background, the left half has a white background with grey text. On the left, four white circles form a diagonal line going down the page. Each circle features a spot illustration: a dress, Cinderella looking up in shock as her hair is being pulled, brushed, and straightened, the pumpkin carriage waiting to have wheels fitted, and a mouse in a harness. The text reads: “She whisked up a dress and made Cinderella’s hair nice, turned a pumpkin into a carriage and made horses from mice.” The right hand side of the image resembles a video sharing platform. There is a video playing, with buttons to react to the video, and three thumbnails for other videos down the right. Within the video, the Fairy Godmother is handing Cinderella her glass slippers whilst vlogging. Cinderella is struggling to carry masses of bags in the background, debuting her new look. The text reads: “”A pair of glass slippers to complete your haul. SEE? Now you CAN go to the ball!”” Underneath, a comment states: “Shoes of glass? That’s got to hurt. ]
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