Saturday, 28 March 2009
This week I've been looking at the illustrators Leonard Baskin (bottom 2 images) and Charles Keeping (top 5) for inspiration, both are extremely well-known; Baskin for his Ted Hughes illustrations and Keeping for the Highwayman and Beowulf. Mack recommended that I look at them for some inspiration so I found a few books in the library with some images that I liked. I've seen some of their work before without knowing who it was by and I think I can see that I've been influenced by them before. I love the strong line detail that Charles Keeping uses and lines are a common theme in my own work. I also think the colours that both use are beautiful.
Thursday, 26 March 2009
Friday, 20 March 2009
Here are some of the scans from my sketchbook for the current competition brief. The theme is promoting a 'grow your own' fruit and vegetables range however most of my drawings are of bones and coral because I went to Manchester Museum for inspiration but I've tried to pick out the pages that I could work into the brief. I'm really happy to be working in a more experimental way again as I think over the past year I lost this freedom. I'm just glad to be drawing again!