Thursday, 9 December 2010
Monday, 22 November 2010
Last year I was really fortunate to attend a lecture by Manchester illustrator and comic creator Jim Medway. He gave us a brief insight into his world of comics and the artists that inspired him like Georges Remi. He also let us look at some of his sketchbook work which was really cool and made me wish I had the nerve to sit in a public place and draw people without feeling self conscious.
Friday, 19 November 2010
Thursday, 18 November 2010
I decided to try a paper cut experiment whilst I had some time on my hands this week. I wanted to do an illustration of a cat sat in the kitchen. I think I overcomplicated things by trying to bend the back into a kitchen counter but I still like the results I got with the shadow of the cat.
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Whilst browsing through Tom Gauld's Website the other day I came across the work of Simone Lia. Simone graduated from the University of Brighton in 1995 where she studied illustration, she then went on to do a masters at the Royal College of Art in London where she met Tom Gauld. They later formed Cabanon Press and the rest is history.
Sunday, 5 September 2010
I have just watched a really interesting lecture on Ted Talks by Nick Veasey.
Nick uses x-ray machines to take pictures of anything from large machinery, nature and normal everyday things.
I was shocked to find he is literally suffering for his art because he has been exposed to radiation on two occasions, but despite the dangers the results he can achieve are truly outstanding. He gets under the surface and shows us the beauty and complexity of anatomy in a way we have never seen before.
He uses a pendulum with an elaborate remote control device to control the flow of the paint on the canvas once gravity takes over.
He first started experimenting with pendulum painting back in the 1970's.
Tom Shannon: The painter and the pendulum | Video on TED.com
The words I chose for my corpse were:
- Dead Rat
Thumbnail sketches of ideas for my response to 'Ghost'.
unconfirmed: 2019 x 648 x 991 mm
overall: 815 x 1575 x 1092 mm, 271.5 kg
Thursday, 26 August 2010
My subscription to Design Daily News has introduced me to some incredible artists. This weeks favourite is Los Angeles illustrator Julian Callos.
He was born in the Phillippines and has lived in L.A. since the age of three. He studied at Otis College of Art & Design where he graduated with honours.