Have you ever struggled to draw somebody’s portrait, referencing it from a photograph you have? For years I struggled with this, telling myself that I didn’t have the skill to draw peoples faces. And then, I was enlightened to the Grid Technique. One of the main problems with drawing is if you’re working at a Read more about 005: How to Draw Portraits from Reference to Scale in Perfect Proportion with the Grid Technique[…]
You may be asking yourself, “Why do I need a brand for? That’s just a logo and some colours, maybe even a certain font that you use on your website, right?” A brand is so much more than the visuals. Why is brand important? A brand is important because what you do with it reflects Read more about 004: Does Your Illustration Have A Brand?[…]
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Recently I listened to an informative podcast addressing the subject of originality in work, and it made me think again about my own business and if what I was creating was ‘original’. Provoking thoughts about not only the legal aspect and the legal consequences you may face if found guilty of producing work based around Read more about 003: The Importance of Originality in Illustration[…]
Introduction Rum Committee legend Cory Graham, aka Rag n Bone Man, has a diversity of singing styles in his repertoire. Solo releases and collaborations with a variety of other artists sees Rag n Bone Man put his voice to a number of tracks from blues to hip hop and soul. All of his songs are Read more about Rag n Bone Man[…]
There is an age-old argument in the creative industry about what distinguishes a design from an illustration. This boils down to the purpose or intent of the work in question. Illustration is a subjective field, meaning it is open to interpretation and influenced by personal feelings and opinions. On the other hand, design is absolute. Read more about 002: When does illustration become design?[…]
Do you get confused when someone mentions the word Illustration? You are not alone. While growing up with an interest in drawing and creating, I asked the question: “What is the difference between an illustrator and an artist?” The reply to this was: “All illustrators are artists, but not all artists are necessarily illustrators.” Confused Read more about 001: Illustration – What is it?[…]