Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Testing my models (which are finally finished) in the actual image. Text needs changing as does the composition. I hate photography because you don't notice it's wrong until it's on the computer. I might have to scan in my models and work with them that way but I like the shadows you get from real photos. More uploads tomorrow anyway.
Oh and happy Halloween!
Saturday, 27 October 2012
My entry for a Creative Allies competition to design a t-shirt for Rickie Lee Jones. I'd never heard of her but after listening to her music and reading the brief it seemed like my folksy-inspired style fitted quite well so I thought I'd have a go! You can vote for my shirt here.
Friday, 19 October 2012
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Two of my ideas for an article about leisure sickness. Not the kind of thing you want to be illustrating when you're sick yourself but I do like both of these ideas. I'm going to try closing in on the suitcase once I've drawn it in Illustrator to see if it makes for a better composition.
Friday, 12 October 2012
Editorial work for another Guardian article. I played around with a few different colour schemes but felt the green reflected the idiom I chose to illustrate best (making a mountain out of a molehill) because it kinda looks like grass? The original blue background looked like the molehills were floating in the sky which is a different message altogether! Another version had little moles on each flag but it wasn't clear when I shrank the image down to fit the article.
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Today's life drawing session. 2 hours of intense drawing and re-drawing, drawing and re-drawing again, to produce what I think is a relatively accurate drawing of the model. She does have a head and legs though. My tutor gave me one of the best compliments I've had this year regarding this drawing. I'm happy.
Sunday, 7 October 2012
Friday, 5 October 2012
Thursday, 4 October 2012
A selection from yesterday's life class, various timed drawings ranging from one minute to fifteen. I prefer the longer sessions for technical practice but these do force you to be decisive and confident with mark making and often I produce my best, most interesting drawings this way.