Friday, 29 January 2010
Since Christmas I've been working on new illustrations for my agent ( Pure Design ) to take to New York for meetings with clients this week. I do like working under pressure as it forces you to think quickly and I've enjoyed producing a lot of new pieces. I particularly like the red, white and black illustrations of which I've posted a sample selection. Most of them are Christmas images. See what you think....
Its back to collage now, I'm just starting a job making a series of food collages commissioned by a client. I really like switching between different media as I approach them all quite differently. I've been drawing out designs and colouring and layering them in Photoshop on all the recent work I've done, now I'll be papercutting and pasting. My collages take a long time to build up - selecting and rejecting colours and surfaces and hours of snipping away with tiny embroidery scissors - its very rewarding though.
My studio feels cold today, even with the woodburner going and snow flurries keep blowing past the window. My brother is up at the North Norfolk coast collecting driftwood for his sculptures, thinking of that makes me glad to be working inside.....
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Friday, 15 January 2010
I'm always keen as a visual artist to find different opportunities to showcase my work and I've found some interesting links recently.
'BUILT' is a collection of web designs, web apps, illustrations, logos, photographs, and creative individuals all sharing their work and their stories. Its new and has only recently got going. If you are a creative, its interesting to take part in and post. Have a look:
Another interesting site is 'Shownd' which offers free online showcasing space to creatives. If you have a photostream on Flickr you can upload direct from your sets. I've just started mine but see what you think:
My last find is another great blogging site with some really great layouts and creative potential is - 'Tumblr'
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
I've been so busy with my photography and collage work lately that I've really missed working with pattern and drawing, so I decided to work on a new set of pieces for my agent. Its been ages since I've worked in this way and I'm really pleased with the results. I'm now working on some more.....