With this self initiated editorial looking into teaching morals to robots using literature, I decided to document particular stages in the rendering process. This reenforces the importance for me of composing an illustration in black and white, as much of the tonal information can be used as a reference when adding colour.
With all the coverage of fake news lately I decided to produce a self initiated editorial based on this subject. Unlike other illustrations the colours came together quite quickly and successfully communicate a futuristic / digital aesthetic. During this project I documented the initial rendering of the phone as it always interests me the processes behind illustrations and how I can improve my own practice..
Another idiom illustration this time conceptualising peoples struggles with weight. I always find it enjoyable illustrating objects like this arrow, therefor I might create a range of items looking into a particular theme in the near future.
With all the political change taking place at the moment I thought it apt to produce some self initiated editorial illustrations communicating Americas current situation. The pillar was especially enjoyable to illustrate.
Another Idiom warmup illustration. To sell someone down the river.
Following a recent trip to San Francisco I've decided to start a personal project looking into Alcatraz prison. This took the form of an illustrated map depicting various buildings on the island. I found this project enjoyable to research as all the buildings / structures on the island had individual stories and aesthetics behind them, however not all of them worked within the composition so I decided to leave a few out. Below I've included two small process / colour tests showing a simplified example of how I render each of the buildings along with some of my own reference photography.
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Warm up idiom illustration, To fall on deaf ears.
Idiom warmup drawing. (To be with someone in spirit)
This is a small segment of my entry for this years Association of Illustration Sounds of the City brief. Stay tuned for more updates.
With this years upcoming AOI Prize for Illustration 2016 I thought it would be good to look over my shortlisted work from last year (Places and Spaces). This experience was great to see the varied approaches to the brief and the ability to see my work displayed at London transport museum. Keep tuned for my entry for this years competition (Sounds of the City).
Dr Martens approached me and a fellow illustrator Jacob Tomlinson to create a mural for they’re newly opened derby store. The brief was to create a mural that communicated the common links to industrial heritage in the city.
Working collaboratively with another illustrator enabled a better interpretation of the brief with the ability to bounce ideas of one another, while also elevating some of the self-doubt of working individually. I hope to do more projects like this in the future.
You can read more about this by visiting the Dr Martens blog.