Wednesday, 23 November 2011

whats going into my illustrated essay

david hughes
Artwork from a Daniel Vernon film,2008.

Nigel Peake

and more to come....

Friday, 18 November 2011


An absolutely delicious programme!!

Choccywoccydoodah is an art and design focused chocolaterie based in the bohemian city of Brighton.
They specialise in chocolate one-off sculptured fantasies, bespoke cakes using only the finest chocolate and ingredients.

The shop has a dynamic, talented, experienced and unique team of people whose ambition and desire is to provide customers with much more than they could have ever anticipated.

I love the style of the works they do here at Choccywoccydoohdah! They use immense amounts of everything thats bad for you, but it looks like a real work of art, so we can overlook the calories...

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Cornershop photography part 1

I took these photos on Monday morning, just as a starting point for my illustrations..

Photographs from my visit to YSP

Jonathon Borofsky

Jaume Plensa

Brian Fell

Sophie Ryder

Magdalena Abakanowicz


Sunday, 6 November 2011

illustration website..

This has been a very useful tool for me and my artwork.
Here's my favourite artist for now...

Lauren Simkin Berke

This peice encompasses both of my main interests within art and design at the moment, screen print and pen and ink drawings. The colours make it feel vintage, like an old photograph.

This is similar to Nigel Peake, with the line work and ink. This might have been a flatter image if there hadnt been the blue sky added to bring the buildings forward, i think its a lovely drawing, reminding me of a seaside resort.

finding Jeffrey Fisher

Looking on "it'snicethat" website, i came across a name that ive not heard before, so when i saw the work, i wanted to do a little research.

This illustration looks to have had a lot of time put into its design, its quite complex in the layering of drawn aspects. I assume that since it is a book cover for a university prospectus, that there may have been a brief for the artist to use as guidelines for the peice. This is something i am starting to do, give myself clear deadlines and small projects. I hope that this will let me allow myself to produce some different sorts of works, which all have the same materials and tools.

Another observation i made about Fisher's work is the different coloured inks he uses for the drawings. This piece called "The book reviewer" for 'The New Republic', is as good as it is, in my eyes, because of the brown/orange coloured ink. It is slightly unusual, looks old, weathered, stained, i am a fan of it. The different line qualities bring it out of the screen, it doesnt look two dimensional, i feel like i can look around him almost.

looking at Nigel Peake

Trying to get back to my roots in my drawing style.
Pen and ink
Line qualities
Black and white/ monochrome
Naive/ Folk art

What works by N.Peake influence me most...

This tower image has been taken from one of many of his publications, called "Small Town".

Nigel Peake's use of colour is really understated, they are dull, earthy tones, but still these small touches have helped to pull the drawing off of the page and make them seem more three dimensional, something i think me work is lacking at present.

I have unsuccessfully been drawing images and typography for the last 5 weeks or so. Nigel Peake's work above is what i want my work to progress into at the end of this degree;

Clean lines, deep colour, interesting images, creative illustration.