This another week long editorial project for The Guardian. The article was about a laughable self help book and self-empowerment. My concept was 'seeing the world through rose tinted glasses'. Getting the design of the lenses right was pretty tricky. This illustration was done in linocut, printed in black. I then broke it down into C, M, Y, K layers in illustrator. Inspired by those geniuses at Nobrow.
Saturday, 16 October 2010
This project was a week long editorial for The Guardian. The article was about the lack of involvement by TV audiences. My concept was a paint by numbers TV for the audience to interpret accurately or in their own style. I'm quite proud of this one because it does work as a paint by numbers illustration. Have a go... if anybody reads this. Ha
This piece is inspired by Saul Steinberg's 'Cocktail Party'. I spent the summer holidays designing these characters, I particularly like the twins, then I had a week to put them into a party scene. I didn't get a whole lot of sleep doing this one. The final illustration is just shy of A3.
Saturday, 9 October 2010
This piece I did last spring in my second year of university. Yesterday it featured in an exhibition for The Cheltenham Illustration Awards, judged by Sarah Fanelli. It was inspired by a phrase I heard in a documentary about blues music coming to Britain in the 60s. The crowds of suit wearing city workers were described as 'The Bowler Hat Brigade'. I wanted the illustration to carry the theme of innocent curiosity with the little girl in a warm pink.