I've been working on this painting for a few weeks now, just doing an hour here and there - and it is finally finished. It is inspired by a line from a song by Radical Face called 'Welcome Home'. Apologies to my friends/family members who know about ships who will spot all the mistakes in the ropes, etc. This piece is done entirely by hand - no digital colouring or touching up.
"Ships are launching from my chest" - pencil, ink, gouache, watercolour pencil. Approx 26 x 39 cm.
I think I'll have it produced as a print to buy at some point but for now I'm keeping it to myself... Click images below to view detail.
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:
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