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Posts Tagged ‘Quentin Blake’

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

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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 brief. His energetic art is created on a large scale then turned into fantastically busy pictures like his colouring book page, inspired by the game of Ultimate Frisbee.

JACK BAILEY illustration
Where do you find inspiration for your characters?
The inspiration for my characters comes from a mix of sketching outdoors and making loose marks on a large sheet of paper. When I apply the loose marks to a piece of paper I relate back to my original outdoor sketches and start to interpret the mark as the shape of a body or a facial expression. The characters barely resemble the original sketches however I find studying from life allows me to interpret the marks made in a variation of… 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 […]

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

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 […]

Making Great Illustration, by Derek Brazell and Jo Davies: Book Review

A new illustration book from Association of Illustrators gurus Derek Brazell and Jo Davies explores the techniques and working practices of a host of inspiring illustrators. Published by A & C Black.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Released just in time to make the perfect gift for an illustrator this Christmas: the excellent new book from AOI gurus Derek Brazell and Jo Davies. Making Great Illustration is […]

Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair 2011: Mokita Symposium

A panel of seven men sat down to answer the questions: Is commerce the only real context for illustration? Illustrator as Author, new paradigm or death of the discipline? and Do we need a theory of illustration? But what I wanted to know was: where were all the women in this discussion?

Written by Amelia Gregory

amos_plastic_workshop_london-portrait James Jarvis spoke at Mokita, approved where he was asked to address the role of illustration in commerce. The insights below have been put together from comments he made […]

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 […]

The Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts

Hit the Hay: Preview of The Guardian Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts, Brecon Beacons National Park

Written by Amy Hughes

The annual book lovers festival located in the small town of Hay-on-Wye on the Welsh borders. Pic by: FINN BEALES Tel / fax: (01497) 821859 / Mob: (07812) 032137. Email: […]