Rachel is an illustrator who focuses on editorial work, book illustration and pattern design. She currently resides in Baltimore and holds a BFA in Illustration from the Maryland College of Art.
It turns out this is actually a screen printed work! I love the simplicity of this image, and the sense of movement. I also love the halftones on her legs! Really beautiful work! It’s a mysterious image that definitely tells a story. The little landscape makes you wonder where this girl is, and you might wonder, where is she going to in such a sombre looking hurry? It looks as though she is running, but at the same time she’s moving slowly.
I found a lot of her work to be quite a bit more complex than the image of the girl running. This whimsical image is an illustration for a book titles Hard Boiled Wonderland & The End Of The World.
Above is an example of her surface pattern work. Really whimsical, and I love the colours, and the flow of the black river of ink, and the spooky eyes popping in from what kind of looks like a cluster of mountains. This image reminded me of how badly I want to make a lovely illustrated surface pattern one day soon. Thanks for the inspiration Rachel!