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.
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.
Second part of illustration exercise; subjective drawing. Indian ink and acrylics.