Thursday, 27 September 2012

Illustrator for work...

Above entrance...
First piece done in illustrator and printed on box canvas at entrance...


the theme continues....

All neat and tidy





Very large box canvas...as you leave

It has taken awhile but the space I manage has finally taken shape...A Royal Visit today made sure everyone worked hard to get the place looking its best.  


Monday, 24 September 2012

Illustrator jobs


Thought I would start posting some of  the work /actual jobs I do in illustrator. Some are boring, nothing flashy but they still offer me the chance to keep my hand in. 
A games board.....(not for commercial use)
"thank you so much for doing this at such a short notice.
.... will be very grateful for this"



Thursday, 20 September 2012

Last post today...

Screen was falling to bits ...so  added stencil pieces from a previous screen..needs more work -but I like for now.....I have an idea

Little chair from Wales...

Not sure if I posted this before ' THE NAUGHTY CHAIR'
As weather is not so good I am doing computer jobs...



Using a screen to draw?


Completely silly ......












Retro Chair



I have had this one in the garage since covering as felt it was not as well done as I would have liked. Having using horse hair and natural fibres was very different to man made and the front lower section maybe a little 'lumpy'.  Totally love the chair and thought I would re cover again but on looking at it I like it..'LOVE/ HATE'  not ready to sell (don't think!) so have moved a bit of furniture and brought it into lounge..






“There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.” ― Marie Antoinette

Found this image, not a design that I can say I would normally go for ...but there is a similarity to what I have been doing.  (coincidental)  I think it maybe an image Joy send to me at some stage as this is very much her cup of tea.



 Marian Mahler
(1911-1983) 

Monday, 17 September 2012

Screen print 'sketch book'

All just experiments ...third one looks good but needs to dry so I can do a better photo, pigment on paper is very shiny until dry as well as paper has cockled and could do with being stretched.  Starting to feel ready to do an enrichment in screen printing.








Friday, 14 September 2012

Illustrator and Gradients

Had the day off today so did jobs early and Emily who was supposed to come home over slept so have time for me... and illustrator. Roses are everywhere and on trend-  new rose new drawing and then did shading and played around. Think drawing like this in illustrator needs to stay what it is  and is possibly best to digitally print....will continue to develop this.

Like the rose with dots maybe a canvass for lounge wall ? Grey rose is because some one at work wants grey roses....  



Screen printing may need to be more organic, not in repeat on screen but can be repeated...will work on this

Thursday, 13 September 2012

New Project ?

Well back to the posting..last two weeks have been hectic working full time,  art teachers moved classrooms so while lessons go on like normal I have been helping sort rooms and displays out as well as getting everything good for YR7 parent evening... I did apply to the Artist into schools but unfortunately did not give the application form enough time.  I submitted it any way, it might just go in the out pile but I feel better knowing I tried.
Did a lesson  teaching illustrator to a student ,so came home despite to 'play'  Come back to thinking what I want to screen print...two completely different thoughts...here's tonight...

Trend super hero and comic art from older work ...or retro...developing new stuff done recently...........




Still needs work...but like the colours