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)
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:
My third contribution to a joint project with sisters illustrator Hannah Hunter-Kelm and photographer Ella Dickinson (click their names to see their online portfolios). We've been working on this for nearly a year now, adding artwork, collage and photography to a second hand copy of 'Dream Days' by Kenneth Grahame, with illustrations by Ernest H Shepard. We then post it to each other, and can start new pages, tear pages out and add to each others' work. I'm hoping to scan in the whole book at the end to upload - as the first person in the cycle, my artwork is usually worked into by the others and so it evolves and changes, so it might be interesting to see the book as a whole (and of course to see Hannah and Ella's work too).
Above: another London sketch from a sneaky bus photo - pencil, gouache.
More drawings from photographs of people in the city.
Tattooed man in the British Library - pencil and watercolour.
Red-eyed man on the tube - pencil and watercolour.
Walking couple - pencil.
More drawings of people from sneaky photos taken on the tube. Yes, I did see a nun and a boy solving a 10 x 10 rubik's cube...
All drawings in pen and ink.
Some more drawings of people I've seen around London - a girl on the tube in a red dress (pencil and acrylic), and a couple in the Wellcome Collection café (pencil).
Click below to see the individual pictures from the series in more detail.
Since I moved to London I have been sneakily taking photos of people that I find particularly interesting - not necessarily attractive people, but people that I can't help looking at. I've started doing some small pieces of work based on the photos that I may develop further. Here's the couple I've done so far (acrylic and pencil):
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