Covers

Runner up: Autumn 2021

Rūta Čiutaitė entered her beautiful illustrations for our spooky autumn 2021 issue and we loved them instantly. Along with two other illustrations, we chose one in particular for the front cover.

You can read this issue in full here.

Spooky autumn 2021 illustration designed by Rūta Čiutaitė

Find out more …

Illustrator Rūta Čiutaitė

Rūta is an illustrator with a textile design background, which shows in her work where she uses lots of tiny textures and patterns. Her inspiration mostly comes from nature and fairytales, both in concept and the colour palettes she works with. Autumn is a great inspiration as well but, no matter the season, she’s always drawn to it!

Rūta illustrated the cover, contents page and printable writing prompts in our latest issue.

You can visit her Etsy page here, and follow her on Instagram: @blue_rue_designs.

Covers

Winning Illustration – Summer 2021

We fell in love with the illustration Elizabeth Cowling submitted to PaperBound Magazine recently. We loved it so much we decided to use it as the front cover of our Summer 2021 issue, which you can read in full here.

Elizabeth also illustrated our jam packed contents page, as well as the cover design.

Find out more …

London born, Elizabeth Cowling is an illustrator who specialises in colourful home and character illustrations. When she’s not busy working on her ideas she
spends time reading comics, playing video games and chatting with her chatty cat Rosie.

You can discover more about Elizabeth by visiting her website.

Covers

Winning Illustration – Spring 2021

We absolutely loved the illustrations Lucy H Smith sent in for the spring issue of PaperBound. We think they fit the spring theme perfectly! Lucy’s illustrations feature on the front cover of PaperBound, in the contents page and alongside the poem picnic thoughts by Georgina Dent.

You can see all these by clicking here and scrolling down to read our Spring 2021 issue.

Find out more …

Lucy H Smith is a freelance illustrator from Cornwall. Her first published work was a bookcover design for The Bras and the Bees: The Extraordinary Life of BJ Sherriff.

She graduated from Falmouth University with a degree in illustration and now specialises in children’s book illustration. She loves using art to tell stories and bring characters to life, and is greatly inspired by animals and nature.

You can discover more about Lucy by visiting her website and following her on instagram.