Monthly Archives: July 2012

Seoul-based, Gwen Lee with a Mixture of Drawing and Collage

Posted at 4 pm on July 31, 2012 by

Posted in: Hand Craft, Mixed Media, Paper Illustration

78_04

We like the mixture of cut-up, found textures and drawing in South Korean illustrator, Gwen Lee’s work. The blending of the two techniques makes a nice contrast for the two styles, making both catch the eye even more. As well as the found paper surfaces that have their own patterns, Gwen also uses her own marks on the paper before cutting them up, following through with the hand-drawn feel in the collage. She tells us more.

Read more on Seoul-based, Gwen Lee with a Mixture of Drawing and Collage…

Sarah Greaves Talks us Through Embroidering Type with Industrial Tools

Posted at 6 pm on July 27, 2012 by

Posted in: 3D Illustration, Hand Craft, Street Art

14_The_End_Close-up

Sarah Greaves’ series of work, ‘Embroidered Graffiti’ is the kind that makes you take a second look and wonder, “how’d she do that?” At first glance, the typography is elegant cursive that sits comfortably on the objects as if written on with the lightest touch. Look closely and you will see that the words have had to be forced through the material, which include complete wooden doors, metal, and the chassis of a toaster.

Read more on Sarah Greaves Talks us Through Embroidering Type with Industrial Tools…

Peeled Faces, Retro-androids, and Hatching Techniques from Smithe

Posted at 4 pm on July 25, 2012 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Ink Illustration, Pens and Markers

Process-07

Illustrator, Smithe has mastered some pretty great hatching techniques, which he diligent applies by hand to create his surreal images. Although they are modern and bursting with his own style, his work includes more traditional mark making that shows that he really knows what he is doing.

Read more on Peeled Faces, Retro-androids, and Hatching Techniques from Smithe…

Jim Kay's Moving Ink Illustration from Award-winning book, 'A Monster Calls'

Posted at 12 pm on July 23, 2012 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Ink Illustration, Reviews

shapeimage_2

Alone, they are already haunting, moving images, but this series of illustrations are part of the larger work that illustrator, Jim Kay did for the book, ‘A Monster Calls’. It’s a project for which he developed the visual style from the ground up, resulting in a emotional illustrative language that is unique to the book.

Read more on Jim Kay's Moving Ink Illustration from Award-winning book, 'A Monster Calls'…

Louise Boulter from Fine Art Expressionism to Narrative Illustration

Posted at 7 pm on July 21, 2012 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Ink Illustration, Painting

laughtercoloursam223 copy

Coming from a fine art background, Louise Boulter has brought along her love of textured surfaces and hand-made marks, and infused them into her illustration work. The work she is doing now is full of narrative and intriguing characters, but you can see her background in expressionist painting is the areas of fine colour and detail, and in the emotional marks on the paper.

Read more on Louise Boulter from Fine Art Expressionism to Narrative Illustration…

Camberwell Graduate Charlotte Mei Jones Illustrating on Ceramics

Posted at 1 am on July 2, 2012 by

Posted in: 3D Illustration, Mixed Media, Sculpture

pbelton

We like the work of one of Camberwell’s recent graduates from this year, Charlotte Mei Jones. She’s produced this lovely series of ceramic pieces, which are particularly illustrative. We like how, in this case, the ceramics are as much about being objects as simply being a different medium for her drawings.

Read more on Camberwell Graduate Charlotte Mei Jones Illustrating on Ceramics…