I was ill in bed yesterday so spent some time drawing - I'd like to say these sketches are the result of having a temperature but really I think they're inspired by visiting the Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude exhibition at the Courtauld and the Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination exhibition at the British Library... either way some insight into my thoughts yesterday. Click to view full images.
The House of Illustration Christmas Illustrators' Fair is on until 7th December and I'm selling packs of postcards, 2 card designs for Christmas, gift tags and some original drawings:
I've been working on a short animation for the last few weeks - it's the first time I've ever tried something like this so it's a bit clunky but I'm really pleased overall. For copyright purposes I can't share the version I did using a soundtrack as I don't own it, but I think it is still interesting with just the images.
The process involved drawing 74 individual images of approximately A5 size using pencil and graphite stick, then scanning and editing each frame (lining each one up so they would perfectly match) and finally putting it all together in iMovie. New respect for animators.
Maya commissioned me to draw a picture of her sister's new house to give to her as a birthday present:
pencil, watercolour, pen
My sister is an English teacher and so I drew her a poster for her classroom as a birthday present. It's supposed to be based on Where's Wally?TM (aka Where's Waldo?) but with Shakespeare characters... Depending on copyright I might try and have it printed to sell on my online shop so watch this space. Click image below to see larger.
My third contribution to a joint project with sisters illustrator Hannah Hunter-Kelm and photographer Ella Dickinson (click their names to see their online portfolios). We've been working on this for nearly a year now, adding artwork, collage and photography to a second hand copy of 'Dream Days' by Kenneth Grahame, with illustrations by Ernest H Shepard. We then post it to each other, and can start new pages, tear pages out and add to each others' work. I'm hoping to scan in the whole book at the end to upload - as the first person in the cycle, my artwork is usually worked into by the others and so it evolves and changes, so it might be interesting to see the book as a whole (and of course to see Hannah and Ella's work too).
Above: another London sketch from a sneaky bus photo - pencil, gouache.
It is Reuben's birthday today so I painted him a picture of a blue whale. You can hear their heartbeat from 2 miles away.
Watercolour, pencil, gouache.
My sister commissioned me to design a tattoo of an octopus for her. See below for images showing the drafting process, the final design and the tattoo itself. The final tattoo is approximately 2 x 2 inches.
Very excited to say that I have just sent some postcard designs for printing - they will be available to buy as a set of 5 (all different designs) in lovely gesso paper, price tbc. Watch this space!
I was commissioned by the UCL MA Museum Studies Exhibition Project group to design an image for their "War Transformed?" event at the Science Museum's Dana Centre.
The event is described as follows: Has war gone beyond a human scale? Conflict has driven medical, scientific and technological developments - but at what cost to humanity? Do drones allow us to remain too detached? Ultimately, should we limit the innovations driven by war?
My final image design (gouache, photocopy transfer, letraset, pencil, ink) is below, along with a few images of the process (click to enlarge).
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