Had a nice evening tonight hanging out with other House of Illustration volunteers as part of our collective 'HOI-polloi' - we all drew portraits of each other and I ate all the crisps.
(yes Esther was wearing novelty winged goggles)
Couple of things I've done for my dad in the last few months - Album cover for the mix CD I gave him for Christmas (aka 'DADLIST 2014') and a birthday card for February.
I was commissioned by Alice and Peter to draw some handwritten text in mint and coral for their wedding invitation - the final result is below:
There were a couple of alternatives that I gave them to choose from (I originally drew them in a more blue shade, this was adjusted digitally later to fit the couple's colour scheme more closely). Click to view larger:
I just rediscovered this comic that I did in 2010 as part of the Chelsea College of Art Book Illustration course - I had scanned it but never pieced it together. Anyway, here it is (click to view larger):
I was ill in bed yesterday so spent some time drawing - I'd like to say these sketches are the result of having a temperature but really I think they're inspired by visiting the Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude exhibition at the Courtauld and the Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination exhibition at the British Library... either way some insight into my thoughts yesterday. Click to view full images.
The House of Illustration Christmas Illustrators' Fair is on until 7th December and I'm selling packs of postcards, 2 card designs for Christmas, gift tags and some original drawings:
I've been working on a short animation for the last few weeks - it's the first time I've ever tried something like this so it's a bit clunky but I'm really pleased overall. For copyright purposes I can't share the version I did using a soundtrack as I don't own it, but I think it is still interesting with just the images.
The process involved drawing 74 individual images of approximately A5 size using pencil and graphite stick, then scanning and editing each frame (lining each one up so they would perfectly match) and finally putting it all together in iMovie. New respect for animators.
Maya commissioned me to draw a picture of her sister's new house to give to her as a birthday present:
pencil, watercolour, pen
My sister is an English teacher and so I drew her a poster for her classroom as a birthday present. It's supposed to be based on Where's Wally?TM (aka Where's Waldo?) but with Shakespeare characters... Depending on copyright I might try and have it printed to sell on my online shop so watch this space. Click image below to see larger.
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