Filed under: PORTFOLIO | Tags: Art, Cormac McCarthy, Drawing, Fiction, Illustration, Painting, The Road
We have just found out that the deadline for this project is on Monday, rather than a week later as my Illustration class thought… oh dear. Therefore thought this was probably a good time to do some more work for it.
As I’m trying to move away from trees and clouds which are a bit obvious, and quite boring to draw after a while, I’ve decided to concentrate more on the dream imagery that McCarthy uses a lot throughout his novel. There is a strong theme of dreams/memories/nightmares in ‘The Road’ that recall a lost world, often taking fairytale or romantic imagery. Using quotes for inspiration, here are a few little development bits that hopefully will provoke a final piece at some point this week…
It was really nice to allow myself to use bright colour again, and I think this works well with the imaginary, fantasy theme and would be an interesting contrast to the grey ‘reality’ in the book. Probably need to take the dream world idea further and perhaps use more layers and abstract.. ness.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Alexander McQueen, Amelia's Magazine, Art, Competition, Damien Hurst, Drawing, Exhibition, Gerald Scarfe, Haunch of Venison Gallery, Illustration, Jon Burgerman, Nick Park, Painting, Rob Ryan, Shelter
This is just a few of my favourite exhibits in the exhibition, taken from the posh launch party on Thursday night… including Amelia’s Magazine’s contribution starring Rosalie Hoskins and I!
The link for Amelia’s Magazine’s review of the exhibition: http://www.ameliasmagazine.com/5003/shelter-house-of-cards-exhibition-2/2009/09/30/
In the end the quilt sold for £2,200 in the final silent auction! Which is brilliant and it all goes to a good cause..
Filed under: PORTFOLIO | Tags: Amelia's Magazine, Art, Drawing, Haunch of Venison Gallery, Illustration, Painting, Shelter Exhibition
I’m getting very excited, as my competition entry I completed for Amelia’s magazine is going to be exhibited at a gallery in Piccadilly, and the launch party is in a week’s time… Quite chuffed that some other very famous and important people are also contributing! This is the finished piece, you can see my fishes somewhere near the centre, I was amazed to find this was the Big Picture on the BBC News Entertainment website yesterday!