Monday, 28 March 2011

Colour experimentation


Illustration idea for the project

I need to re-do the hand! hands are so hard to get right, eek.


I'm going to base my American project on some influential and inspirational musicians, Hendrix and Muddy Waters being among the few that I am going to illustrate, Hendrix was influenced by Muddy Waters energetic 'Chicago blues' music. Illustration will be my main focus on this project, and maybe even experimenting with type as well.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Little Wing

The late American blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan plays a truly amazing rendition of Jimi Hendrix's 'Little Wing'

I love this!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Book cover making!

This afternoon I did a little book cover making sesh in the studio for our groups childrens illustration book, entitled 'Angry the Ant'. :D

The outcome:

(bad picture quality due to my phone!)

Pick Me Up exhibition. 22nd March (also my birthday ha!)

Anthony Burrill workshop; We had a go at producing a zine, using copies of Burrill's work and making quirky collages as well as being able to add a personal hand drawn element to our zine.

Monday, 21 March 2011

My final lino prints for the book

my lino cut illustrations for the book 'Angry the Ant' 

I started off with mono tone prints, they were then scanned and with photoshop I used a vector path on each illustration 

I'm not completely happy with the Lynx print due to the face being slightly too dark! We produced 'Master prints' of each animal in the print room as part of a collectors special edition version of the book; the lynx 'master' print turned out much better than the first initial print, we'll be using the updated version for the finished book.

Master prints:

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

illustrations for the mini project

Our group has decided on producing a series of Lino prints for our children's book. I am really enjoying this mini project; I am out of my comfort zone, experimenting with new techniques such as lino cut and print media.

Owl print courtesy of Adam :)

Our wall of idea's for the book in the studio

Saturday, 5 March 2011

The Suburbs

I was browsing the aisle's in HMV a few weeks back and stumbled across Arcade Fire's new album 'The Suburbs' which features eight various album covers. I love the concept. Each image represents suburban America, the family home and car, the lighting and desaturation in each photo lend a sense of nostalgia too.

 Just thought i'd share my love for this album art work :)

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

XL Recordings

Illustration showcasing new artist's associated with the London based record label, XL Recordings. I have no idea who the illustrator is, constant online searching to no avail! Artist's include Jack Penate (amazing!) The White Stripes, Devendra Banhart, Adele & Dizee Rascal