Created for Illustration Friday weekly illustration brief to create work based on a single word “Slow”
Ive been reading the king in yellow which i picked up whilst at the Durham book festival, well in a charity shop while at it, so not much of a jump to Octopus really.
In durham I was fortunate enough to hear Dan Vyleta read from his book The Crooked Maid it was beautiful. the reading the voice, the words all of it, i recommend.
illustration for illustration Friday, word was talent, i did found a story about “College to give X Factor lessons” www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21024663
and used this as the starting point.
I haven’t made any thing for quite a while so this was just playing with the textures to kind bet back in to enjoying it again, which i did.
i really have to stop leaving my IF till friday it self lol had idea but it got a bit lots in the random making stuff kind of seem to have taken over but… it was enjoyable soo.. and i have proper illustration that i aim to be posting this after noon that will be more of a thoughtful editorial piece (finger crossed) so check back by soon n tell me what you think
Note:halftone / moyer dots effect is more aesthetic pleasing when view large sizes so plz give it a click
Ive produce a couple of images for this week illustration friday word ‘wilderness’.
Its all just what you’d expect from me mashing up old photos and cutting out paper.
i think it a bit of a cliché but hey ho, I dint want to stress about this just enjoy making it, which i did, so i win.
I will be getting a dictionary of metaphors soon so i’m looking forward to Putin that to good use
the words watch me work it im perfect are from what i was listing to at the time..
im also working this a an watercolor / gouache painting but that wont be done for friday
well this is very early for me! I normal post My my Illustration Friday, on Friday it self ;)
I really have started to enjoy the rendering method I’ve started using lately and included some example of my working with this post as well because there were probably have more aesthetically pleasing with out a background top them.
Im thinking about post cards at vistaprint but I’m have difficulty picking a illustration to put on a post card for mail out promotion purposes, do I have any thing I could use in my portfolio? or should i make a new for the purpose a mail out?
plz could you look at my web site an feed back
i’m leaning to wards make some thing for it…
Well Ive had an amazing week in the lake district which i recommend ever one to visit Full Circle Yurtsit was amazing and there will be photos and some work inspired by the trip being posted soon.
Since I’ve been back jamespepper.net has been updated, which now has a ‘Design section’ example above. So i hope to see this filling up over the next couple of months. As I grow in confidence in this area a bit more.
Also a lil thank you to other boggers from Illustration friday community and beyond, when people who make work that I would hold in high regard taking the time to saying nice thing about my own. Well it makes me motivated, thanks
Ive added a with and with out text because i’m know typographer now am I, did try tho…
My recent interest in cautionary tales has been sparked by illustration Fridays word this week ‘caution’ ive made a book cover for “Jim, Who ran away from his Nurse, and was eaten by a Lion” i have enjoyed this, as its given me a opportunity to try and make some thing that could be use for a book cover, i know i need to work on type a bit more..anyways what do you think? how could it be improved ? what did you do?
I’m looking forward to seeing you there!
well what a title if you like that you really need to go do some reading on Hilaire_Belloc the write on other amazing stories such as “Matilda, Who told lies, and was Burned to Death” original illustration show below
Not really dedicate the time to this i should, am very busy this week with evening class drawing to a close and with not really keeping to top all the work i should have been doing thought out.
I did bash this out because all work an no play etc…
I would of like to have spend more time on the and drafted it more seeing how this is the first idea visualized.I was looking worn up in my thesaurus, then got ‘worn out’ then got to ‘shattered’, and then this idea seem like a proficient metaphor.
I want to start writing reviews of books and other such stuff i find useful, the first must be Pocked Roget’s thesauruses…. more reason why this is so special soon …
well this is my second atempt at illustrion firdays word of the week unfold. My thinking was, what unfolds? A map, I look at maps when lost/out on walks. tho I’m sure we all look at maps on i phones these days i like to think we still need aur OS map every now and then ;)
doing this made me dig out my copy of Russian Avant-garde Books 1910-1934 its amazing period of art, design and of course illustration. You really should check the web site from this exhibition and i can recommend the catalog enough, ok the book weights about stone but the print reproduction of the work is beautiful.
also Christopher Owe Who is Scandtastic has been up loading load of amazing lil comic strips and some funky music and video hes catering to all content needs… well some thing like that anyway go check it out
A lil ting for Illustration Friday mainly did last night and this mourning, it meant to be clutter on the in side of our heads thinking of all the stuff we want… blah blah lots of room to be developed but the whole IF thing right now is more about just getting me motivate to make stuff really…