Category Archives: Sketchbooks

Expression Through Mark Making and Talking about Process with Josh Holinaty

Posted at 10 am on April 17, 2015 by

Posted in: Digital Illustration, Ink Illustration, Mixed Media, Sketchbooks

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Josh Holinaty’s art¬†has¬†bundles of grit in every part of his illustrations, even down to the smallest details. He talks to us about satisfying the need to get hands on with his materials as we look at how this results in the weight and depth in his work.

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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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Sketchbook Sneak: Irina Troitskaya's Entertaining Collection of Expressions

Posted at 3 pm on July 13, 2014 by

Posted in: Character Illustration, Digital Illustration, Mixed Media, Sketchbooks

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There’s an exceptional amount of expression that comes tumbling out of the pages of Irina Troitskaya’s children’s book illustrations. Not only has she captured the most entertaining collection of facials expressions on her characters, but the energy and vigour in her mark making also helps to paint in life and charm into her work.

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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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