Illustration Concept for a poster.
Been mucking around with a couple more GIF experiments. They are always fun to put together. These ones are probably too image heavy, but I quite like them all the same. They may take a while to load due to this.
Pen drawing, digitally edited and coloured.
This was a fun project with Shelly First School where the children got to make King and Queen portraits out of their own faces as part of a whole schools creative arts week. The theme for the art produced during the weeks creative activities was all based around and celebrating the fact that Queen Elizabeth II will become our longest-reigning British monarch on 9 September 2015. A massive amount of artwork was produced during the workshops
Illustrative play – Texture versions
(Book Cover Illustration) Yes, I am responsible for the cover design, but the real genius is on the inside. ‘Endless Running Games’ is a collection of poems by Gareth Durasow. Gareth isn’t at all reluctant about eloquently sketching out the grit and feculence of the human condition. He does it with an almost tongue in cheek poignancy. His observations of light juxtaposed by dark are formed anew as if one had never known the two before.
Working with KS2 art club I did a quick photo shoot with the children during their first session to get some source material for their illustrations. Once that was done we loaded all the images into the computer and started the creative process. Using Dazzle 3 the children were shown how to use the different layers to derive illustrated images from the photographs. They were then encouraged to experimented with colour to create their finished
The truth is, one thing leads to another.
New Illustration Cartoon line boy, a super hero boy, equipped with a cape he’s a gold tooth boy. He’s an out there boy, a real hero boy, a fine and dandy do it well and for the people boy!
A fun workshop working with Key Stage 2 children exploring drawing skills and character development. The children got to try many new drawing skills and techniques before starting on their final images. They were also able to experimented with vibrant coloured inks trying out different mark making techniques before adding the fine detail with POSCA pens once the ink had dried. I love the energy in the finished artworks. They are all very bold, bright
Using Dazzle 3, the children at Rowley Lane JIN School explored portrait illustration using multiple digital layers. When they had finished their main images derived from their own photo’s, they made tome funky textured canvases in which to place their illustrated selves. The workshop was a lot of fun and their finished artwork is just super. I love the expressions and colour work.
Yep. That is the shape of my head. From a certain angle of course.
SPECTRUM The trick is to be one!
Pencil drawing and a little iPhone trickery via a couple of apps. A nod toward the Wachowski Brothers trilogy of films.
Development of some ideas. My 2 year old daughter decided to add a few of her own lines with red crayon. I think it adds a certain jenesequa. I love it when she joins in with the creativity.
In 2013, Salendine Nook High School won the Guardian Newspaper’s ‘School We’d Like’ competition and was awarded £5000 in prize money to revamp the Blue Tunnel, which is a key linking walkway between different buildings in the school. See the initial post from The Guardian… The Guardian – Salendine Nook: graffiti art project transforms old walkway. I was approached by the school in the summer of 2013 and was asked to facilitate a creative project
iPhoneography and added digital graphic elements.
This was a lovely project at Rowley Lane. The children got to create lots of different illustrations using portrait photography as their starting point. Using textures, graphics and creative tablet apps to further manipulate the images, the year 2 – 6 children had some really brilliant ideas and moved between the creative platforms as if it were second nature. The staff were really friendly and helpful too. I have always enjoyed working with this school.
Working as Artist in Residence with young people at Bradford Academy recently in the production of funky graphics across four large circular boards. The design challenge was based on the Academy Value Contract (AVC) that students agree to adhere to. It is always great fun working at this school. Both staff and Students are equally enthusiastic for the creative process. All artwork has been digitally reproduced and is now displayed in the school. Here’s a
I want one of these little cars. They look like they might be quite a lot of fun to drive.
I have been having some fun messing around with animated Gif’s. I think they still have their pace in the grand scheme of things.Good fun and quick to create! I will post some more soon.
New Illustration Messing with the tablet, textures and using a limited colour palette. This image is derived from a photo that my father took of me when I was about 8 years old.
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JUST DRAW I have recently been working with a fabulous set of key stage 1 children at Gomersal Primary School. Together we have been exploring all sort of drawing techniques and having a lot of fun with creativity. Here are a handful of images that have been produced over the past few weeks. There have been literally hundreds of drawings made, all of which have been amazing. PORTRAITS BUGS
Emerging artwork and graphics from the ‘I Can’ blue tunnel project at Salendine Nook High School, Huddersfield. There are some fabulous images being created, both in the form of digital graphics and hand drawn illustrations. I’m working with a great set of students who are producing some outstanding artwork in this urban street art regeneration project. More to come soon…
Gomersal Kingdom Project This was a fab project where a group of key stage one children got to explore drawing and painting techniques using a variety of different mediums. Exploratory drawing, fun with paint, charcoal sketching, felt tip creativity and much more. Making up animals, bizarre creatures and characters that one might find at large in the Gomersal Kingdom. We had a fabulous art room to work in!
New illustration. Continuing with a theme of images with positive messages, where the imagery doesn’t necessarily reflect the message.
More creativity with my new graphics tablet. I’m slowly getting used to how this great bit of kit works.
Here is a commission that I have just finished. These portraits have many significant messages hidden within the artwork. This one was great fun to do. Artwork printed as a giclée print onto a box canvas.
This is a quick tablet drawing/illustration of my little girl. She watches me like a hawk when I am doing anything arty or creative. We have been doing some artwork together which I will post up at some point. She’s really rather good too.
A positive state of mind makes all the difference! Keep it positive. Keep a smile. Keep being creative.
Art is in fact EVERYWHERE! When you take a good look around, you can find beauty in the most mundane of places. It’s all about keeping your eyes open and being willing to look at the world just that little bit differently. Here is some beauty that I found in a sink.