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Posts Tagged ‘House of Illustration’

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

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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 spare time and the joy of fart machines. Love meeting my featured colouring book artists!

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Your artwork is about the freedom of dance, can you tell us more about it?
Well I knew almost immediately I wanted to feature a variety of characters in my artwork and I chose dance because I felt I could create a feeling of happiness and movement which would be fun to colour. I wanted to capture the feeling of being lost in the moment, which is how I feel when I’m illustrating and that’s how people feel when they dance to good music... or colour in! Each character is dancing in their unique way, lost in the music. The composition intentionally starts small and grows across the page – a crescendo of movement. Hopefully this piece makes people smile, maybe they’ll have a favourite character, or identify with a dance move - one… read more

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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 […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet Michelle Urvall Nyrén

Michelle Urvall Nyrén captured three different Ellies in watercolour perfection: Ellie Good of Egg Mag, Ellie Loughran of Pretty Much Penniless and Ellie Broughton. Plus Zoë Robinson, Naomi Law, Philippa Dunn of House of Illustration and Tamara Cincik.

Written by Amelia Gregory

MattBramford_ACOFI_Joana Faria It was a delight to meet Sarah Williams of Sarah Scribbles, more about who is a prolific tweeter and blogger. Ahhhh, try the lovely Joana Faria. She came […]