Category Archives: Sketchbooks

Noting Down Concepts and Using Mixed Media with Illustrator Charlie Lewis

Posted at 4 pm on February 12, 2014 by

Posted in: Mixed Media, Photoshop, Sketchbooks

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We all have our own ways of arranging our thoughts, whether it works better for us visually or in written form. It’s interesting to hear mixed media illustrator, Charlie Lewis talk about his own process for doing this and the difference he found in learning the way most suited to himself.

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From Sketch to Screen Print with Creative Partners Golden Cosmos

Posted at 11 am on December 16, 2013 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Screen Printing, Sketchbooks

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Whether working on international commissions or a new series of prints, the work of Berlin-based creative duo Golden Cosmos is a continual celebration of colour and humorous characters.

Their work is always lighthearted and playful, often with little moments of individual narrative happening in various parts of the composition.

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Using Colour Books, Illustrator and Sketching in 'Hawaii Hawaii' by Sarah Vanbelle

Posted at 11 am on December 11, 2013 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Sketchbooks, Vector Illustration

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Sarah Vanbelle’s favouite coffee shop, Kornél in Antwerp, was the setting for her joint exhibition with Astrid Yskout, ‘Hawaii Hawaii’. For the show, Sarah created this vibrant and gloriously tropical series of illustrations that features sunbathing crabs, owls with ice creams, and more crustaceans with guitars and maracas.

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Psychedelia and New York Subway Drawings by Vedran Misic

Posted at 6 pm on November 21, 2013 by

Posted in: Ink Illustration, Pens and Markers, Sketchbooks

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Vedran Mîsíc started creating these beautifully enchanting and psychedelic illustrations after an inspirational year spent living in Beunos Aires, which rekindled his love for art.

The colours used are the intense polar opposite to his equally interesting ongoing series of black and white drawings made while commuting on the New York subway.

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Sketchbook Sneak: Paige Vickers Talks about Ways to Improve Sketching Habits

Posted at 4 pm on October 10, 2013 by

Posted in: Ink Illustration, Mixed Media, Sketchbooks

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In this selection of illustrations, sketches and other drawings, Paige Vickers demonstrates how having an ongoing habit of continuous sketching can feed in to the core of your style. We particularly focus on her sketchbooks because, apart from being gorgeously interesting in themselves, you can clearly see elements brought through in her other work.

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From Drawings in Sketchbooks to Screen Prints and Products with Alice Pattullo

Posted at 2 pm on September 8, 2013 by

Posted in: Ink Illustration, Screen Printing, Sketchbooks

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Sketchbooks form the foundation of Alice Pattullo’s process. From there, her black and white ink drawings are gathered together, coloured and arranged to create huge, bustling illustrations. We like the richness these large collections of drawings have but also the simple, high contrast images from the sketchbook pages themselves.

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