Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Fear of the dark

Some of my sketchbook roughs for a project on phobias, where I chose to portray 'fear of the dark'. My final image was screen printed @ A2 in black gloss on matt black card.

Mark Crilley

I thought it was worth mentioning Mark Crilley has been an inspiration to me over the last 2 years. The creator of Miki Falls has provided me with many enjoyable hours worth of online tutorials demonstrating his expertise in drawing and watercolour. I watched this video earlier today on how to draw a realistic eye. I was captivated as usual!

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Mimi Leung

I thought I would show some of Mimi Leung's illustration work as she has a really interesting doodle style.

I love the fusion of bright colours, shapes, crazy creatures and the energy that shows through in her work.

Jayme Mcgowen

I've been looking at paper cut illustration and found some wonderful examples by Jayme Mcgowen. It looks great fun I will definitely have to give it a go some day soon.

Oliver East

Oliver East is one of my favourite illustrators at the moment. I recently saw his album cover for Elbows 'The Seldom Seen Kid' at the Manchester gallery and I loved the rawness of his style. He has also created a series of mini comics called 'Trains are mint' which are brilliantly illustrated diaries of his journey through the train stations of Manchester and the things that interesthim on the way. There is a sense of innocence in his artwork and writing which transport the reader back to their childhood. His subtle watercolour washes and ink lines are beautifully done together with hand written notes on each page which give this mini comic a more personal touch.

Gokhan Okur

Gokan Okur is an amazing Turkish illustrator and animator. I came across his work less than a year ago and love the use of line and the textures he's created in this modern twist on a fairytale classic.

Gokan's website is full of clever and thought provoking illustrations across a broad spectrum of media. Check out his animation 'Noci' for it's great use of semiotics.


Sunday, 13 June 2010

The Bird Machine

Here are some examples of work from one of my favourite illustrators and screen printer Jay Ryan. I love the humour in his work and the fact that the subject nearly always includes an animal undertaking human tasks. From skateboarding aardvark's to cycling bears his use of anthropomorphism is both funny and entertaining.

Check out his website below

Mark Making

Here are some short films I found on Vimeo as part of my research into mark-making

Mark Making (No 1) from Open College of the Arts on Vimeo.

Mark Making (No. 2) from Open College of the Arts on Vimeo.

Mark Making (No. 3) from Open College of the Arts on Vimeo.