Perfect timing to redesign my business cards before I head off Tokyo! Style is simple clear and reflects my work -inky vivid colour!
Starting this new intensive Digital Illustration 2 day course aimed at anyone looking to explore their drawing and digital skills in a fun creative environment. You will learn how to create unique hand drawn illustrations and explore digital drawing techniques including a short GIF animation. Participants must bring their own laptop with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator installed- free trial available at adobe.com. A max of 7 participants ensures lots of individual attention. Email for details and booking!
Showing some of my process in this post. For this I started with drawing pens, a few different ink nibs and brushes drawing from life. I tend to draw from life, reportage being the main focus rather than imagination, not always but mostly. The Quink ink is so beautiful to draw with, love the subtle tones it gives.
Then when leaving that to dry and start on the background shown here in fuschia pink ink with two other pinks and make a dreamy soft shape. The harder defined lines are generally on the first ink layer above so I want a contrast in the final piece.
In Photoshop I combine both layers and try to limit the editing so its as true to the original colours. Now ready to print on things! Next I want to see some of my drawings like this one on fabrics that can be applied on so many new things :))
Loved working with these amazing little artists drawing buildings of Dublin city. Lots of energy and beautiful line drawings of the cityscape. We started with talking about what makes Dublin stand out from other cities and them focused on the architecture. Looking at different images we started drawing and collaging different elements to make a piece based on the theme of Love my City and what that can look like. This was a 2 hour workshop that we could make the next stage into an animated GIF and all illustrated by these guys :))