We take a peek into the pages of some of Gosia Herba’s wonderful sketchbooks. She has an abstract, slightly cubist figurative style and plays with various ways to create marks on the page.
Antwerp, Belgium-based illustrator Charlotte Dumortier creates vivid characters that dance around and jump off the page. Her imaginative ghouls and beasts fill playful comics, prints, and particular fun sketchbooks.
¬© Charlotte Dumortier, 2015
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.
Anne Laval could be one of the characters we see in her incredibly rich and detailed illustrations, wandering through masses of foliage, making notes and drawing inspiration. She tells us how she uses her love of nature to inform her work.
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.
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.
Russel Cobb is an award-winning illustrator based in the UK. His sketchbooks give a great insight into the thought process of an artist who has been voted as one of the UK’s top ten illustrator’s by the Independent newspaper.