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Posts Tagged ‘illustration’

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 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 Percie Edgeler: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Introducing Percie Edgeler, the second Camberwell College of Arts graduate to be included in my colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Percie Edgeler is another recent graduate of Camberwell College of Arts, (see also Tiffany Baxter) whose work caught my eye at the graduate shows. She contributes an unusual and wonderful […]

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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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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 […]

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Rock Paper Scissors: Camberwell College of Arts Illustration Graduate Show 2015

The Rock Paper Scissors graduate show was held at Hoxton Arches in mid July 2015. Check out the best here.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My final review of the graduate illustrations shows is for Rock Paper Scissors, the stand alone show of Camberwell College of Art students held at Hoxton Arches last week. Lovely […]

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The Observatory: Arts University Bournemouth Illustration Graduate Show 2015

Bournemouth illustration graduates put on The Observatory at the Rag Factory just off Brick Lane in July 2015. Here's my pick of the bunch.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last week I visited the Arts University Bournemouth illustration exhibition at The Rag Factory just off Brick Lane with Snarf in tow. There was excellent branding for The Observatory, with […]

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Studio 350 – University of Brighton Graphic Design & Illustration Graduate Show 2015

Brighton students held their graduate show at the Rose Lipman Building in Hoxton in early July 2015. Here are my favourite finds.

Written by Amelia Gregory

In early July the Brighton University Studio 350 graphic design and illustration show was held at the Rose Lipman Building in Hoxton. This year there was a particularly diverse range […]

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Break A Lead: Masque – University of West England Illustration Graduate Show 2015

The best illustrators showing with UWE at the Free Range Art and Design Show at the Truman Brewery at the end of June 2015.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The illustration course at the University of West England once again showed as part of Free Range at the Truman Brewery. Here’s my pick of Break a Lead: Masque. Imaginary […]

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New Designers 2015: The Best Illustration Graduates

The best of my finds from the Visual Communications section of the show, part two.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My final New Designers review features work displayed as part of the Visual Communications section in part two of the show: with the focus on illustration, of course. I absolutely […]

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Free Range Art & Design Shows 2015: Middlesex University Illustration

My favourite Middlesex graduate illustrators: Amy Laker, Chloe Whiffin, Dervla Mary, Salome Papadopoullos, Yun Ru Tan & Sachiko Oguri.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A few weeks ago Middlesex University showcased work from graduates at the Free Range Art & Design Shows at the Truman Brewery. I went along to check out the best […]

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Pinkspex: a feminist zine by Marja de Sanctis, Jordana Globerman and Hannah Prebble

Three illustrators introduce us to their latest project - a feminist zine called PinkSpex, distributed by One Beat Zines.

Written by Amelia Gregory

PinkSpex is “a collection of drawings about sexuality as seen through women’s eyes“. There are three pairs of eyes involved in the creation of this zine – those of illustrators […]

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An interview with illustrator David Doran

Be inspired by the wonderful world of talented illustrator David Doran, a recent graduate of Falmouth University.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustrator David Doran is a recent graduate of Falmouth University and was one of the standout graduate illustrators discovered at the 2014 shows (read more in my New Blood review)… […]

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Pick Me Up London 2015 Review

So much to see and admire! Let me take you on a brief potted tour of the collectives and print studios showing at Pick Me Up this year. Loads to discover!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve introduced you to the best new graphic artists as showcased by Pick Me Up Selects, now here’s my pick of the rest of the show, where collectives and print […]

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Pick Me Up Selects 2015 Review

A quick run through of the artists chosen to display their work with Pick Me Up Selects 2015. Who will be your favourite?

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pick Me Up is back! Here’s my run down of the twelve artists and illustrators chosen to exhibit as Pick Me Up Selects: this year the emphasis was on process […]

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Easter Art: Bunnies and Hares and Eggs and Chocolate and Spring Vibes in the Air at last!

Happy Easter all! May you have a relaxing weekend with friends and family and copious chocolate.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Eostre by Sara Netherway. I love this time of year: juicy green buds on the trees, flowers unfurling, finally a small sign of warmer weather. And familiar Easter traditions such […]

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Valentines Open Brief: Submissions Part 2

Revealing the second selection of artwork submitted to my Valentines Open Brief: happy Valentine's Day all!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us! Here are the rest of the submissions for my Valentines Open Brief, see more here, and see the ones which were chosen by East […]

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Meet Cristian Grossi: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

The beautiful and alluring Ver Sacrum by Cristian Grossi was inspired by a night spent in hospital. Available as a gorgeous huge fine art gold leaf print and also featured in my 10th anniversary book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cristian Grossi lives in Italy, where he works on a plethora of art, design and fashion projects. He studied computer science and his bold graphic style is influenced by modernism, […]