So the premise of this exercise is to look at a news or magazine article, break it down into a few words or sentences that really gets at the core of the piece as you see it then produce an illustration to best describe it. I thought about the type of news that has been around… Continue reading Exercise: Getting the Gist
I decided to use the medium of lino cutting for this next piece as both of the artists I have looked at here, Edward Bawden and Paul Catherall are/were lino cut artists. I also have a little experience of lino cutting and I love the medium so I thought I would give it a go.… Continue reading The History of Illustration continued…
Paul Catherall Battersea Clouds – Paul Catherall, 101 x 66cm, Ltd ed, linocut, ed of 125 source: http://forartssake.com/product/battersea-clouds/ I wanted to look at Paul Catherall’s work as I have been interested in it for some time. He is a modern day artist who uses lino cutting and printing techniques to produce strong, clean lines, with a… Continue reading The History of Illustration – Exercise 1 continued…..
Edward Bawden I decided to take a closer look at Edward Bawden for this first exercise as I have become aware of his work since moving to Saffron Walden, a town in which he once lived and worked in. Bawden was born in Essex and showed great skill as an artist at an early stage.… Continue reading The History of Illustration – Exercise 1