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Posts Tagged ‘Coloring Book’

An interview with Tiffany Baxter: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Recent Camberwell College of Arts graduate Tiffany Baxter has contributed to Amelia's Magazine online, and now she has been selected to appear in my colouring book too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Recently graduated illustrator Tiffany Baxter contributes a whirling dervish of an image inspired by the Saint Vitus Dance of the medieval period, full of fanciful characters in colourful clothing.

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Why did you decide to illustrate the St Vitus Dance for the colouring book and what is happening in your picture?
It was a subject I’d heard briefly about when researching witchcraft and I found it fascinating so looked into it more. Even though now it’s thought to be a mass psychogenic illness, beyond that there doesn’t seem to be any idea about what caused it. Historical imagery shows people affected by mania but in my portrayal I suppose I tried to demonstrate what could be going on from the point of view of the dancers themselves. As with most odd phenomena back then, it was frequently thought to be demons or magic forces behind it all so that was the angle I was going for - a happy but insidious trance.

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An interview with Claire Powell: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Meet the multi talented graphic designer, illustrator and award winning animator Claire Powell.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Artist Claire Powell describes how coming late to illustration has been no bad thing, why dance inspired her colouring book artwork, how to make an award winning animation in your […]

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An interview with Ashley Le Quere: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Illustrator Ashley Le Quere has created some beautiful artwork for my upcoming colouring book. Read on for a sneak peek.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ashley Le Quere creates colourful artwork with a twist, often accompanied by her beautiful typography, learnt from a master calligraphist in Australia. Here she shares her lovely ‘peeping cat’ colouring […]

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An interview with Erika Rier: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Artist Erika Rier hails from the west coast of the USA, creating powerful artwork inspired by the struggles of everyday life.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Portland based Erika Rier is a multi disciplinary artist with a unique vision. I am so glad she entered my colouring book open brief, with an amazing and unusual narrative […]

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An interview with Sophie Corrigan: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Sophie Corrigan, aka Lady Axolotl, is the next of my featured artists. Here she describes her love for the little axolotl, how she gained 10,000 followers on instagram, and of course the inspiration behind her colouring book artwork.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustrator Sophie Corrigan is known as @ladyaxolotl on instagram, where she has gained a huge following thanks to her images of Puggles and the like. Her super intricate artwork featuring […]

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An interview with Jennifer Leem-Bruggen: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Meet the first of my confirmed colouring book featured artists, including a sneak peek of her pages.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The deadline as last night, so in the first of a series introducing illustrators that will be featured in Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion, let me introduce the very talented University […]