Monday, 25 July 2011

Charley Harper

Charley Harper was a legend of American illustration. In a painting style he called "minimal realism", he managed to distill the subject matter into so few elements that it became essentially geometric, and yet somehow was still rich with character. Of this, he famously said:

"I don't count the feathers, I just count the wings."

I recently discovered the work of Charley Harper
and right now he's my hero.
It's just a shame that there won't be any more from him.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Beauties, Beasts and Broken things

Seems like it's been an awful long time since I've posted here.
In fact last time I did, I wasn't yet a graduate, but now I am, ha!
The sheer strangeness of the feeling. But having filled myself entirely
with prawn crackers I am invigorated enough to show
you lovely people some things. 

There's a rather good competition going at the moment run by
Waterstone's which will give one lucky fella or fille the chance to illustrate a new edition of Beauty and the Beast.
Here's my offering.

Manliest castle Ever
Feels good to be drawing again, and I'm actually pretty pleased.
Fingers crossed I guess.