Category Archives: Pencil Illustration

Nicolas Castell's Detailed Drawings Illustrating Large Narratives

Posted at 2 pm on December 26, 2014 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Comic Art, Linear Illustration, Pencil Illustration

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From expertly precise linear drawings, Nicolas Castell orchestrates huge scenes. They are a delight to look over with enjoyable details dotted across the board.

As Nicolas talks more about below, he tries to recapture the sense of fun his art brought him growing up. He has early memories of building imagined worlds in his illustrations, and the joy that they brought him.

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Nature in Detail and Watercolour by Vikki Chu

Posted at 7 am on December 25, 2014 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Ink Illustration, Pencil Illustration, Watercolour Illustration

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Get lost in the delicately illustrated watercolour foliage by Vikki Chu. But don’t let your guard down, there’s a host of creatures in there, and teeth and claws too!

Vikki’s work is rich with detail, filling her images with glorious flora and fun fauna. We really like her inky marks, but she’s just as good with a pencil or working digitally.

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Peter James Field's New Book Chronicling a 10-Year Project

Posted at 2 am on November 26, 2014 by

Posted in: Events, Galleries and Exhibitions, Pencil Illustration, Reviews

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A newly self-published book from Peter James Field reflects on the people and places he has experienced over the last 10 years in an elegant yet darkly humorous visual journal.

When Peter James Field began sketching down his daily thoughts and everyday occurrences, he never would have guessed that his visual diary would still be going strong a decade later. 10 years since its beginning, Peter has put together a beautifully bound compilation to mark the anniversary of this immense project.

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Colour, Detail and Narrative in Laura Callaghan's Fashionable Scenes

Posted at 12 am on November 16, 2014 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Pencil Illustration, Watercolour Illustration

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In the cheerfully colourful illustrations by Laura Callaghan, sumptuous patterns are placed edge to edge with one another. This creates a rich look thick with details to pour over.

When Laura creates her work, she really gives her viewers a treat. Every inch is full of bright, decorative elements, from the counter top of a diner to an unassuming vase or curtain in the background.

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Sketchbook Sneak: Varied Pages and Bright Pencil Drawings by Gerard Armengol

Posted at 1 pm on September 4, 2014 by

Posted in: Mixed Media, Pencil Illustration, Sketchbooks

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We really enjoy taking a peek through the sketchbooks of Gerard Armengol for their randomness and eccentricity. They give us an insight into a very spontaneous collection of thoughts and finds. Collaged imagery accompany actual found objects and colourful, and pretty cheeky, pencil drawings.

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