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A Jobbing Illustrator’s Blog #6

A Jobbing Illustrator’s Blog #6

It has been a while since I last posted an entry, as I have entered the deadline zone. This happens twice a year in the lead up to the Bologna Book Fair in the spring and also the Frankfurt Book fair in the autumn...

A Jobbing Illustrator’s Blog #5

A Jobbing Illustrator’s Blog #5

I have received comments on my first round of roughs for the Little Tiger book which are pretty straightforward, with only one spread that is proving more difficult. There is usually one spread that is more of a pain than others in every book, so nothing unusual...

A Jobbing Illustrator’s Blog #4

A Jobbing Illustrator’s Blog #4

The full size rough drawings for the Little Tiger book have progressed well and are now almost complete after some some late nights.

A Jobbing Illustrator’s Blog #3

A Jobbing Illustrator’s Blog #3

It's back to work after the festive period and I am trying to remind myself what I am supposed to do...

A Jobbing Illustrator’s Blog #2

A Jobbing Illustrator’s Blog #2

Just finished sketches for the main character for my new book after a bit email ping pong with my publisher. Next step is to try out the character in colour. Check out my little harvest mouse!

Flexibility of Acrylics by Feature Artist Alan Hunt

Flexibility of Acrylics by Feature Artist Alan Hunt

Daler-Rowney's Feature Artist Alan Hunt explains how to apply the watercolour technique of overlaying washes, working from light to dark, to acrylic painting, to give the artwork depth from the foreground to the distance. Alan also explains that this technique can be used in reverse as well when applied to acrylics, working from dark to light. The two different techniques are demonstrated by his two paintings; the Swan and the Elephant.

A Jobbing Illustrator’s Blog #1

A Jobbing Illustrator’s Blog #1

Welcome to my first blog entry! The beginning of a new working relationship with Daler-Rowney, that began what must be ten months ago when one day I was wondering how to update my website.

The Real Van Gogh Exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts

The Real Van Gogh Exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts is currently displaying the exhibition The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters, which showcases 35 original letters along with paintings and drawings reflecting the themes of his correspondence. This is the first Van Gogh exhibition in London for over 40 years, which offers a rare insight into the famous artist's mind and work.

Tate Sculpture Conservation

Tate Sculpture Conservation

As part of Daler-Rowney's Tate Week, we decided to show you some interesting information on how Tate Museum conserve their sculptures, by cleaning them and fixing broken parts. A great read here.

The first lady of performance

The first lady of performance

Carolee Schneemann at Tate Liverpool as part of the Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival 23-27 September 2009

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