Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I was introduced to the mole-based films of Zdeněk Miler via Alice Stevenson's wonderful blog earlier today and I can't stop watching. I have been teaching on the Motion Graphics pathway at WSA this term so I have been thinking a lot about illustration as sequence; one informing the next, or in this case, the next informing the previous.
I love the way Miler uses clever framing to tell a story; first you see the underside of an elephant - an abstract brown mass - then he elaborates by switching to a zoomed out side-profile. To top it all his visual language is rich and gorgeous and makes me want to live in a forest more than ever.
You can watch the full collection of mole stories here.
Monday, December 12, 2011
I have made some winter-influenced wrapping paper for disguising gifts under the tree this Christmas. It was screenprinted with Bobby from Telegramme at OPEN. I decided to experiment with a split fountain gradient between a darker, teal blue and a bright blue, which gives the effect of a 3-colour print. Each sheet measures 50x70cm and is printed onto recycled newsprint.
I produced a very small run of these sheets for wrapping up presents for my family and friends, but there are a small number available to buy for £1 per sheet. Please let me know if you would like one!
Some drawings of ships and their sailors from my sketchbook for a very special collaboration...
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I did these illustrations as part of a pretty quick editorial job for Canadian magazine PROFIT, which looked at employees getting bored in meetings, managers inspecting new business ventures for flaws and the cost of exporting goods.
Monday, December 5, 2011
At the weekend we took a boat two and a half hours from Stockholm to the archipelago island of Finnhamn, and I drew all the things I saw along the way, as the houses spread out and the huge rocks grew out of the water. It felt good to catalogue and organise these things in the order they appeared, with a time limit on each drawing because the boat moved so fast.