In strong blocks of colour in pencil, print, and paint, Thomas Colligan creates dynamic compositions with a striking impact.
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.
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.
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.
We first featured the pencil illustrations of Josephin Ritchel a couple of years ago when the intricacy in the detailing caught our eye. Since then, she has been busy honing her work and producing some great images, as well as exhibiting in Europe and the US.
The architectural illustrations of Lucille Clerc are more than just drawings of buildings. Finding inspiration on the streets of her adopted London home, Lucille sees her work as portraits of the various locales around where she lives, merging memories and imagined features as well as her beautifully accurate observational sketches.
Without needing to say much at all, the illustrations of Naftali Beder evoke a sense of something bittersweet and poetic. With delicate pencil drawings, he creates an atmosphere of stillness and mystery.