Friday, 9 December 2011

Call off the search

I’m still alive! I’ve really let the blog slip in recent months because I’ve had lots of distractions – mainly putting on an exhibition at the London Design Festival and then coping with the aftermath (lots of press interest). Anyway – back onto cartoons.

I have two things to share with you for now. The first is a cartoon I did for my housemate’s birthday. She works in a gallery and has a client who she often refers to as “my American”. This conjures up certain images in my head (quite offensive images it turns out), which I’m told are totally inaccurate. This was my first attempt at using a new thinner nib and Aquarelle Arches paper, which is figgin’ expensive but great quality.

The second is my only contribution to TCS this term – the cover of the Christmas edition of The Bridge magazine. It didn’t turn out quite how I wanted as I made the mistake of doing a wash over paint that hadn’t dried properly, which caused some of the colours to bleed. Also, I don’t think the finished drawing looks particularly Christmassy. Perhaps I should have put in some snow?

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