Category Archives: Sketchbooks

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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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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