Colour illustration created for Illustration 1, Part 5, Project: Working for children.
An illustration of a WW1 soldier, part of an exercise for the OCA Illustration 1 course; my response to this exercise was a suite of posters for a museum of shoes, under the working theme of “Walk a mile in their shoes”. Each poster would carry an image alongside a caption about the shoe and its place in history. The image is A3, produced with watercolour and inks.
Another preliminary sketch for museum publicity poster.
ps this sketch was actually made in the latest sketchbook circle; just using every opportunity to try and capture that ‘turned inwards’ feel evident in the original photograph. Still not there – think I might have to start in the middle and work outwards?
Strange to think that I no longer have this drawing – it was made in a sketch book circulating within a group of OCA students. The latest book arrived just as I was doing an exercise for Illustration 1; my interpretation of the exercise, and illustration for a book’s front cover, involved espadrilles and the Pyrenean border. This sketch was just a little tinkering around the edges using acrylic ink and a lot of water.
A small component of a diagrammatic drawing for an Illustration 1 exercise; “How to find my house”. It all took so long to produce – dozens of little drawings and then editing time in SketchBookPro – that I am wondering why I didn’t choose the easier option of “How to make a cup of tea”? Then again, I expect there could be someone out there struggling with the shape of a teapot wishing they had chosen to make the map….
A zoom on to a drawing produced for Illustration 1 exercise (Point of sale display). Acrylic and ink.
Here I am procrastinating (my middle name). Today I am working on a black and white project for my OCA course, but somehow find myself still tinkering with one of last week’s spotty pictures of a polka dot plant. Printed maps are so interesting and have great potential; this is a map of China recycled into another version of Hypoestes phyllostachya. Had to look that one up. Don’t ask me to say it.