Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Art, blog, Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Portfolio, sarahkirk, work, Writing
So as there has been a severe lack of updates on my blog as of, oh, over a year ago, you may have realised I have been a little absent. But I have been a busy bee workwise during this time and now have a new blog over at tumblr, check it out here as I will be using it for all future updates! Otherwise have a looky at my website here for my portfolio and contact information 🙂 x
Filed under: FUTURE WORK, SKETCHES & DEVELOPMENT | Tags: Angela Carter, Art, Cat, Competition, Design, Drawing, Fairy Tales, Folio Society, House of Illustration, Illustration, Lily, Literature, Little Red Riding Hood, Painting, Puss In Boots, The Bloody Chamber, Wolves
First drawings and paint sketches for ‘The Bloody Chamber’ illustration competition. Tricky combining the scene, mood and character designs together into one image for each story but so far we have…
The Bloody Chamber (Bluebeard):
The Company of Wolves (Little Red Riding Hood):
Filed under: FUTURE WORK, SKETCHES & DEVELOPMENT | Tags: Art, Birds, Calm, Countryside, Drawing, Feathers, Flow, Harmony, Illustration, Mood, Nature, Painting, Pattern, Peacock, Peacock Feathers
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!
Filed under: PORTFOLIO | Tags: Art, Cape Town, Drawing, Illustration, Mural, Painting, South Africa
This post is a little late but better that than never..
I said I would help my fellow illustrator friend out with a mural he had designed for our local (and my current place of employment). It was a lot of fun, especially getting to paint in front of people in a public place as normally illustration-ing tends to happen in dark bedrooms and studios! This is it from start to finish:
Filed under: FUTURE WORK | Tags: Angela Carter, Art, Birds, Book Covers, Design, Drawing, Fairy Tales, Folio Society, Illustration, Painting, Peacock, The Bloody Chamber
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: https://sarahkirk.wordpress.com/2010/07/25/peacock/
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:
Filed under: FUTURE WORK | Tags: 60s, 80s, Art, City, Countryside, Cult, Dartboard, Deep Heat, Dirt, Drawing, Eighties, Fan Art, Film, Illustration, Lighter Fluid, London, Movies, Painting, Pop Culture, Sixties, Withnail and I
This is a piece for a very quick project that will hopefully be featured in an 80s cult movies zine! Seemed like a classic one to go for would be a Withnail and I montage style scene.. Tried to make the piece seem a bit grubby and scruffy with grey scuffed pencil and yellow paint highlights but wish I had more time to make more of the comedy and expressive aspects.. Still here it is:
Filed under: PORTFOLIO | Tags: Advertising, Antiques, Art, Birds, Branding, Design, Drawing, Frame, Illustration, Logo, Magpie, Mirror, Painting
So I have gone and finished a new project already! Without even posting one development post..! I will eventually get back to using this blog properly but for now I have very limited internet access so will have to carry on with the post-every-few-of-weeks method.
Anyway this was a recent commission to develop a logo and related imagery for this lovely company:
I have completed some different designs based on one main magpie image, including variations on a frame/mirror idea. As the company spots new play scripts to research and develop, the frame acts as the boundary for the magpie, mirroring him back at us like plays mirror real life. The space created by the frame could also be portrayed as a stage.