It has been love at first sight, me and linocut, linocut and me. I walked out of the shop with my, not so cheap, starter’s kit and started brainstorming ideas on the way home. To familiarise myself with the tools I needed something simple, so I started off with a lemon. A couple of cuts… Continue reading First steps in linocut illustration
Continuing my quest to find the perfect recipe for creativity, this month I’ve interviewed Peckham-based illustrator Vic Lee. He came to be an illustrator after a long journey through various jobs that had some or nothing to do with holding a pen. Now he spends most of his time making stunning visual reinterpretations of the… Continue reading Start and finish the day happy – an interview with illustrator Vic Lee
INFANT NURSERIES. NEO-PAVLOVIAN CONDITIONING Rooms, announced the notice board. The Director opened a door. They were in a large bare room, very bright and sunny; for the whole of the southern wall was a single window. Half a dozen nurses, trousered and jacketed in the regulation white viscose-linen uniform, their hair aseptically hidden under white… Continue reading Brave New World
I was very critical of iPad drawings, you should have heard me talking after Hockney’s exhibition. But now that I’ve had a chance to experience the potential, I must say it’s pretty cool! I would not go as far as saying that it can ever replace the feeling of pastels on paper or paint on canvas, but it definitely has its advantages. For starters, the effects are pretty realistic, in this drawing I have used paint and pastels, shame you can’t really mix the colours together, but I’m sure that day is not too far. The other great thing is being able to ‘undo’ your last few moves, a very digital concept for sure, but handy nonetheless. Although I am not entirely sold to the idea of digital painting, I can definitely play with it, and I have really enjoyed coming up with this illustration.
Tomorrow I’m going to learn some real canvas stretching from a real painter, so more news to come!
What I love about burlesque is the idea of not taking yourself seriously, even half-naked in front of a crowd.
Gouache, ink and oil pastels on paper, collage
This one started a few weeks ago from a reject drawing I made during one of the life drawing classes. First I worked on the girl with the very expensive pastels my brother bought me and I’d never used. They are amazing to use on paper so I’m glad I’ve finally tried them. Days later… Continue reading relax of the 50 foot woman