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Posts Tagged ‘drawing’

Top illustrator Quentin Blake shares 5 tips for creating great illustrations

Organised by the Association of Illustrators, the Tell Me a Picture talk by Quentin Blake at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 4th of February focused on pushing the boundaries of illustration out of picture books and into the public realm.

Written by Jenny Robin

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Sketch of Quentin Blake at the Royal Festival Hall by Jenny Robins. All images below copyright Quentin Blake.

As one of the most iconic and respected artists of line drawing the world has ever seen, Quentin Blake is in a unique position to explore the possibilities of what can be done with drawing. And I think drawing is the key word here – as we were guided through examples of work that Blake has produced for galleries, hospitals, building projects and charities. Despite being recontextualised on walls, on giant billboards and awnings there was still no doubt that these were drawings not murals.

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Awning to cover up building work at St Pancras Station.

The work originally done on a small scale on paper and then blown up to huge proportions or printed on transparent acetate to be transferred to walls,… read more

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The Prince’s Drawing Clubs exhibition

See the next generation of artists and illustrators before anyone else, at the Prince's Drawing Clubs show in Shoreditch.

Written by Sonja Todd

Of all the art in Shoreditch, here’s some you should definitely see. It’s an exhibition of raw talent, and the work is done using the very basic method of drawing. […]

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Wrap Magazine: An Interview with Co-Founder Polly Glass

With 5 pull-out pages of wrapping paper included inside, Wrap is a magazine with a difference. We talk to co-founder Polly Glass about this unique illustration publication.

Written by Jessica Cook

Christopher Harrison and Polly Glass by Gemma Cotterell When I open Issue Seven of Wrap, I’m thinking of Princess Clara, Wooldoor Jebediah Sockbat, Foxxy Love, Toot Braunstein and the whole […]

Hattie Stewart

An Interview with illustrator Hattie Stewart

Cheeky and fresh, Hattie Stewart's mag cover doodle-bombs are both en Vogue and 'on' Vogue.

Written by Jessica Cook

London-based Hattie Stewart, a ‘professional doodler’, originally from Essex, is taking the fashion world by storm with her ‘doodle-bombed’ magazine covers. Not just limited to putting her mark on mags, […]

An interview with textile designer Emma J Shipley

Emma J Shipley is a rising star in the world of textile design, earning recognition with an extraordinary collection of scarves featuring her pencil drawings of nature's finest creations.

Written by Miranda Williams

Emma J Shipley S/S 2012 by Natalia Stuyk It was Liberty of London’s Best of British open day, and I can remember quite clearly the moment that Emma Shipley pulled […]

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Simeon Farrar, The Great British Summertime: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

London-based Designer and Artist Simeon Farrar talks about his journey from Art to Fashion and back again, his current S/S 2012 collection ‘The Great British Summertime’ and what we can look forward to from the label next season.

Written by Alia Gargum

Simeon Farrar S/S 2012 by Madi Illustrates What began as an ‘art experiment’ by London-based Simeon Farrar has now turned into a successful fashion label; winning not only international acclaim […]

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011: Exhibition Review

More fantastic drawing at this years Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition. Favourites include the work of winners Gary Lawrence and Kristian Fletcher, plus Iain Andrews, Lottie Jackson-Eeles, Louisa Fairclough and Fran Richardson.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Homage to Anonymous by Gary Lawrence (detail). This year the Jerwood Drawing Prize grows more influential than ever. During his speech at the opening of the exhibition last night art […]

Caitlin Hinshelwood’s natural history

Gentle colours and subtle, gorgeous patterns are the common thread in the work of textile artist Caitlin Hinshelwood. She talks to Amelia’s Magazine about her love for the natural world and patterns, and the playfulness at the core.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Life on earth Hawks, snakes, dinosaurs, sharks and bears – there isn’t a kitty in sight in Caitlin Hinshelwood’s excellent fauna. We fell in love with the work from the […]

Illustrator Interview: Anka Dabrowska

Anka Dabrowska discusses the role of memory within her drawing, fact finding missions and her relationship to the city of Warsaw.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Amelia’s Magazine came across Anka Dabrowska’s exquisite work whilst perusing Payne Shurvell’s Bright and Guilty Place Exhibition (see Amelia’s Magazine review here). Anka’s drawings result from frequent fact finding missions […]

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London Art Fair 2010

The London Art Fair 2010 was held from the 13 to the 17th of January 2010 in Islington. Zanny Mellor enjoyed losing herself amongst this annual hustle and bustle of bountiful creativity!

Written by Zanny Mellor

Thomas Allen, Unreachable, 2009, Chromogenic Print, 20 x 24 inches, Courtesy of Foley Gallery I always get rather excited about large art fairs or exhibitions as you have hours of […]

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Illustrator Zöe Barker: Blimey, That is Nice !

Contributor Louisa Lee discusses with freelance illustrator Zöe Barker about putting 3H pencil to paper and the need to go back to real values.

Written by Louisa Lee

All illustrations courtesy of Zöe Barker Louisa Lee:  I’ve noticed that you’ve got a fine art background, how did this develop into illustration? Zöe Barker: Since I was a kid […]

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An Interview With Zoe Paul

Sculptor, London

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

In June 2009 Zoe Paul graduated from Camberwell BA Sculpture. Whilst at college Zoe participated in numerous shows around London from the group exhibition Factory at the James Taylor Gallery […]

Art Listings: 10th August – 16th August

Weekly Listings, Countrywide

Written by Alice Watson

William Cobbing: Thoughts From the Bottom of a Well Gymnasium Art Gallery Berwick Barracks The Parade Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1DG Until 13th September Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm Free Sculpture, […]

Art Listings: 22nd 28th June

Art Listings

Written by Alice Watson

Small Words Novas Contemporary Urban Centre 73-81 Southwark Bridge Road London SE1 0NQ Until 3rd July Mon – Sat 10:00am – 5.00pm Free Entry A truly unique exhibition in that […]

Art Listings

June 1st - 7th June

Written by Alice Watson

Rowdy – Never Smile at a Crocodile Sartorial Contemporary Art 26 Argyle Square London WC1H 8AP June 4th – June 27th Open Tues – Sat 1:30 – 7pm or by […]

Lucy Barlow: Home is where the Art is.

Exhibition Review

Written by Alice Watson

Ever thought that purchasing art can be like purchasing new clothes? The way it looks on you in the shop’s plush changing rooms somehow can never be replicated once you […]

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Forget-Me-Not

Written by Sabrina Morrison

It helps to have a few aces up your sleeve when you’re trying to make it in the fashion/art world these days. In which case you wouldn’t want to be […]

Art Listings

May 10 - 16

Written by Sabrina Morrison

The Reluctant Photojournalist Features a variety of vintage and modern prints from Werner Bischof’s well known humanitarian photography including the Bihar famine, Europe post WWII and the South Korean war. […]

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The extra in the ordinary.

Timothy M Duong, Featured artist

Written by Violette Nlandu Ngoy

Timothy M Duong is a fine artist searching for something extra ordinary to put “the ordinary on blast”. He as no interest in the ideal beauty, finding that painting from […]