Introducing Rob Highton, an illustrator that I've mentioned in previous posts. He has finally put an illustration portfolio together. Now I can show you what he can do. He is a great image maker who is comfortable with Photoshop as much as he is with traditional media.
ImagineFX magazine asked Dave Gibbons to create their cover for issue 42. Here Dave runs through the process involved in the artworks creation...I've created a bit of a homage to Rorschach on my patterns blog...
75 patterns and counting
My pattern blog is building up quite a collection of downloadable images. I've just uploaded the 75th pattern. They are all free for you to use (as long as you abide by the Creative Commons license on the site). All of the patterns are A4 in size and are aimed at kids to print out and colour in. I'm aiming to hit the 100 image mark soon.
Design Week has a fascinating article about how creatives use their sketchbooks. I tend to use scraps of paper whenever the urge to doodle or think hits me. I do have sketchbooks but they tend to be where I store these odds and ends. The books do get quite padded by this extra paper. I have a more formal leather pocket sketchbook, but its just a little bit too posh and small to do any really messy
This way up
Should be a winner at the Oscars!
There is something very hypnotic with this type of video.
David Lyttleton's Website!
The most eagerly awaited website launch of them all... Welcome to David Lyttleton's Website! David has been a longstanding contributor to the various mags I've produced. An excellent illustrator bursting with ideas. Let the stampede begin.
40 free patterns
I've just uploaded the fortieth free pattern to my other blog. All of the patterns on that site are for downloading, printing out and colouring in. I'm aiming to have 100 patterns uploaded soon, I just have to get around to creating them! The patterns are mostly based on simple geometric shapes but I may branch out into more figurative areas at some point. Remember all of the patterns are protected
BBC - Picture Book, Now We Are Six
If you live in the UK and you love illustration then you must watch this... BBC Four - Picture Book, Now We Are Six. It has Quentin Blake, Raymond Briggs and many other masters of illustrated children's books. Fantastic viewing, hurry though, its only available for 14 days.
Illustrator Blake's life on paper
Quentin Blake talks about his life as an illustrator to the BBC. He's currently backing an initiative to encourage young children to keep drawing and not be put off once they become aware of the world of art.