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Caroline Church

Caroline Church - International scraper board artist. London

Caroline Church is a scraperboard artist, and the perfect illustrator to approach if you’re after something with a vintage engraved look to it. Her imagery is ideal for packaging that has a traditional feel, she’s an expert when it comes to conveying atmosphere and fascinating results can be achieved when her historical scraperboard style is applied to modern themes and subjects.
Based in Twickenham, Caroline works from a pretty Victorian cottage, which ties in very well with her overall aesthetic. She has a BA in Illustration from the Chelsea School of Art and went on to learn wood engraving as a guest student at Royal Academy Schools. Her biggest influencers are the 18th century wood engraver Thomas Bewick and the 19th century steel engraver Gustave Doré.

Approach

Scraperboard is card with a layer of white clay covered in black ink. Caroline marks out an initial drawing using transfer paper and then scrapes away the white layer with a craft knife into the black, creating the look of an engraving. Her approach is meticulous and exacting, and when complete her work is scanned and submitted digitally. Amendments can be made either by going back to the scraperboard, or using Photoshop.

Style

Caroline’s style is reminiscent of 19th century engraving and lends itself very well to projects conveying traditional and time-honoured values.

Client list

Caroline’s clients include Domino's, DDB Helsinki, Atlantic Books, Virgin, McCann Erickson Dublin, Waitrose, Envision, Marks and Spencer, DDFG Vienna and Crispin Porter + Bogusky Colorado.
2020 in Books
2020 in Books
Working for The New York Times, Caroline Rodriguez Fuenmayor illustrates a piece on critics' best books of 2020.
2020 in Books
Open Your Mind to Psychedelics.
Open Your Mind to Psychedelics.
Carolina Rodriguez Fuenmayor shines the spotlight on psychedelics with this multi-coloured illustration for Rolling Stone Magazine.
Open Your Mind to Psychedelics.
Home Inside
Home Inside
Carolina Rodriguez Fuenmayor's latest album cover is a surreal and atmospheric masterpiece.
Home Inside
Carolina Rodriguez Fuenmayor's SCRAPBOOK
Carolina Rodriguez Fuenmayor's SCRAPBOOK
Next in our Interview with an Illustrator series is South American artist Carolina Rodriguez Fuenmayor.
Carolina Rodriguez Fuenmayor's SCRAPBOOK
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