Sarah Kirk Illustration

Peacock Painting Design

Sketch for new peacock painting, it’s tricky to try and think about mood and themes for such a simple subject…

Think I’m going to try and concentrate on the patterns, textures and shapes rather than any grand concept, although I would like it to have a calm, flowing and harmonious feel to it. Not totally sure on the background and colours yet, that will be tomorrow’s experimenting job!


Current Projects – Peacock Painting and Folio Society Competition 2012

So am fully back home now all ready to crack on with some brand new projects!

Started this peacock painting project about a year ago and got shamefully behind on it during my 3rd uni year so I think now is the time to take it up again:

Am also very excited about the new House of Illustration/Folio Society book competition, last year’s was ‘The Outsider’ by Albert Camus and I never managed to finish it completely. This year we have Angela Carter’s ‘The Bloody Chamber’ which luckily I not only own but also have already done a project on it! How useful!

My battered old copy:

Prints Sale!!

I am having my first ever sale! To celebrate beginning a new shop on Etsy (though I haven’t forgotten about my Folksy one, I shall be using both ūüôā ) Print are for 2 weeks only, buy 2 and get the 3rd free! Saving you a whole ¬£10 / $16 ! Check it out:

And some brand new work will be on it’s way to this blog soon!

Summer Project #1 – An Oily Summer

First summer project post! My first idea for a ‘current affairs’ topic was the oil spill which was arguably the biggest news story of the summer. The problem I have with it is that there are so many different angles to look at. As well as the obvious environmental consequences, I also have the economics involved, the effect on tourist and leisure industries, the massive loss of fuel for many countries, and the theatrical¬†villainy¬†of the uber rich managers and CEOs of BP as portrayed in the media. To be honest I think these are way too many things to think about for one project so I’m considering deciding on a completely new one; one which has a narrower scope and is perhaps a bit closer to home.

However these are a few sketchy images of the beginning of my research:

July 25, 2010, 6:57 pm
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Well with moving back home and everything I have been really slack with the illustration stuff recently. Just started doing a little project for my mum, thought I’d do it on a peacock as I’ve never really drawn one before and they’re so interestingly patterned…!

Also I never uploaded the image of my finished red cardinal painting so here it is……..

Sarah’s Sketchbook

Trying to do some different stuff by being a bit more free and experimental in my sketchbook doodling, so here are some pages that I’m hoping will help me out with ideas and soon please.