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Posts Tagged ‘Coloring’

An interview with Steph Moulden: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Steph Moulden shares her illustration journey, from Hereford College of Arts via Bristol and back home again, where she is forging a career in illustration and hand lettering.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Steph Moulden has created a surreal space scene inspired by her own life activities for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. The Hereford College of Arts graduate shares her journey from graduation to professional illustrator.

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What persuaded you to pursue illustration rather than fine art?
I thought I was a fine artist for a while. I always liked to paint surreal images but would end up frustrated when trying to be photorealistic (and failing). My college tutor, who was totally brilliant, introduced me to a graphic novel by David Mack called Kabuki Dreams. It's miles away from my own style now but it opened up a lot of new creative processes, taught me a bit about narrative and helped me link together what illustration was and could be. The same tutor also said that to… read more

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An interview with Súa Agapé: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Súa Agapé is a Guatemalan artist with a distinctive cosmic style. She was inspired to follow an artistic life by her creative parents and now applies her fantastical designs to many different products and surfaces - .

Written by Amelia Gregory

Súa Agapé is another fantastic instagram find for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion, creating cosmic illustrations inspired by a love of cacti and imaginary worlds. Read on to find out more […]

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An interview with Becky Dinnage: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Pattern lover Becky Dinnage shares an inspiring story of how she manages to create beautiful work under the banner Ludicrous Prints, despite a debilitating eye condition.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Becky Dinnage of Ludicrous Prints is a remarkably talented illustrator and surface designer, infusing her fantastical designs with incredible detail despite her imperfect eyesight. Here she shares her story and […]

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An interview with Josh Patterson: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Josh Patterson is one of the outstanding graduate illustrators that I discovered at New Designers this summer. I am so pleased he will be featured in my upcoming colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Birmingham City University graduate Josh Patterson creates intense fantastical images in a distinctive colour palette that immediately caught my eye at New Designers this year. His artwork for Amelia’s Colourful […]

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An interview with Simone Ludeman: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Westminster University graduate Simone Ludeman talks about her love of sea creatures and her plans for a new design business, launching soon.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Simone Ludeman talks about her enigmatic underwater artwork for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion and her plans to launch Ochre Design, offering graphic design and illustration services. What have you been […]

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An interview with Jack Bailey: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Lincoln University graduate Jack Bailey creates busy landscapes full of intriguing characters in motion.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jack Bailey was one of the fantastic new illustrators I discovered at this year’s New Designers graduate show who answered my callout to take part in the colouring book open […]

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An interview with Feronia Parker-Thomas: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Feronia Parker-Thomas talks favourite authors, why she loves teaching, her picture book plans and her love for bears...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Feronia Parker-Thomas is yet another graduate of Camberwell College of Arts. She is now qualified as a teacher herself, signed to The Bright Agency and has just produced the illustrations […]

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An interview with Hannah Rollings: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

The mega talented Hannah Rollings talks about her PhD thesis, her new art book for Michael O'Mara, and the inspiration behind her piece for my upcoming colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hannah Rollings recently published An Artist Once Said with Michael O’Mara books, a beautiful interactive art book. Her piece for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion follows on from this idea, taking […]

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An interview with Sachiko Oguri: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Sachiko Oguri's powerful artworks caught my eye at the recent Middlesex University graduate show. For my colouring book she has produced a wonderfully surreal couple of pages inspired by a Japanese folk tale.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sachiko Oguri has contributed a surreal and colourful artork for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. Here she talks about studying in the UK, her love of the half-tone technique and her […]

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An interview with Johan Lindström: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

I discovered the distinctive art of Swedish illustrator Johan Lindström on instagram and am very happy he took me up on the offer to participate in my open brief. Here he explains more about why he loves illustration, why he tries to draw mens' emotions, and what being a father means to him. Love love!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Swedish illustrator Johan Lindström is a multi-talented father of three who trained in animation but also draws, knits and sews. For Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion he was inspired by varied […]

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An interview with Ignacia Ruiz: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Ignacia Ruiz was born in Santiago de Chile and is inspired by awesome topography, live sketching and greenhouses.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ignacia Ruiz was born near the Andes but has chosen London as her home. Since graduation from her degree she’s had a packed schedule, featuring in numerous exhibitions but happily […]

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An interview with Alex McGinn: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Meet recent graduate Alex McGinn, discovered at this summer's New Designers show and now featured in my colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustrator Alex McGinn was one of a slew of graduates discovered at this summer’s New Designers show. Her distinctive artwork features a strong palette of autumnal colours, which lend themselves […]

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An interview with Eleanor Percival: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Discover the delicately beautiful paintings of illustrator Eleanor Percival, lover of watercolours, fiction, Indian miniatures, food and so much more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The delicate artwork of Eleanor Percival translates beautifully into her colouring book image of a heavily tattooed lady plucking a pear. Here she talks about her love of fiction, Renaissance […]

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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

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. Why […]

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An interview with Scott Nellis of Manic Minotaur: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Meet illustrator Scott Nellis from Brighton, who makes wonderfully vibrant colourful artwork that is just perfect for my colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Introducing Scott Nellis of Manic Minotaur, who has created a wonderfully vibrant piece of artwork for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. Scott originally favoured a simple black line before discovering the […]

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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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OPEN BRIEF for ARTISTS: Amelia’s Magazine Colourful Colouring Companion

Announcing a brand new exciting Open Brief for all artists, illustrators and image makers! Make sure you get involved and submit your work for my exclusive collaborative colouring in book for adults. DEADLINE EXTENDED until 14th Sept 2015, details at bottom of blog.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Have you noticed the huge trend for colouring books aimed at adults? It hasn’t escaped my notice: I included a series of colouring in pages in issue 4 of Amelia’s […]