Sherlock Holmes


The Project

The Book Illustration Competition is a unique partnership between House of Illustration and The Folio Society that seeks to identify and promote new talent in illustration. The annual international competition is open to illustrators, who have not been previously published by The Folio Society.

Each year entrants are asked to submit three illustrations and a binding design for a book chosen by The Folio Society. The winner receives a highly sought-after commission, to complete a total of nine illustrations and a binding design for the book, which is then published by The Folio Society.

The subject was The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. The brief was to read three stories – A Scandal in Bohemia, The Man With the Twisted Lip and The Musgrave Ritual, and illustrate one pivotal moment that would become each story’s representative image.

The illustrations are made in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator using a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet.


Folio Society
House of Illustration


Editorial Design
Digital Painting


Sherlock Holmes