Cloth Road Arts Week 2014 3-11 May

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

Chris Dunn Illustration cloth road artists 2014 open studioIf you happen to be in the area please come and say hello during the Cloth Road Arts Week. My studio will be open from 11am - 6pm every day except Tuesday 6th. You will find originals, prints and things I forgot I had until now.

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How to Launch Your Blog or Portfolio in 2020 (3,500+ Word Start to Finish Guide)

Inspiration Feed

The graphic design industry is tough. No matter where you go, you’ll see amazing talent through the work of other designers in the field.

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Ghost Box Records #01–20 (2004–2014)

Fonts in Use

Entropicalia by The Soundcarriers (GBX020, 2014). — Julian House, from Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures by Mark Fisher (Zer0 Books, 2014). Contributed by Love Lagerkvist Source: [link] License: All Rights Reserved.

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Inktober

Emmeline Illustration

2014 artwork character design characters concept emmeline illustration emmeline pidgen graphic novel. This year I finally joined in with Inktober. The challenge is to get artists to illustrate in ink and post it online for each day of October.

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Emmeline's BIG print giveaway

Emmeline Illustration

competition contest emmeline draws emmeline illustration emmeline pidgen free giveaway Giveaways homeware illustrator October 2014 print screenprint September 2014. You could win one of three lovely signed prints.

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Creative Review's Best New Picture Books

Emmeline Illustration

2014 aidan moffat best children christmas creative review emmeline illustration emmeline pidgen illustration illustrator.

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A Quarter Past One On Platform Ten Pt.2

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

For the first part of this post click here. After working out a basic, almost abstract, composition for the passengers and laying that on top of the station rough, it was time to work on each character individually.

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Tesco Magazine Illustrations

Emmeline Illustration

2014 art big health pick & mix design editorial emmeline pidgen illustration illustrator january magazine news supermarket. Hi everyone! I'm totally excited to announce that Tesco Magazine's January issue is now out and features my illustrations throughout their Big Health Pick & Mix section! Check them out on pages 7-21. I have to say I made more than one excuse to 'need' to go to Tesco to check if the issue had hit the shops (I just had to have that butternut squash, okay?).

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What's On My Drawing Board?

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

Art Artwork Chris Dunn Illustration cloth road artists 2014 drawing board paintingAnswer: One finished painting and another well on it's way to completion. Don't worry the painting on the right is protected by cellophane.

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Dive!

Emmeline Illustration

It's Summer! I've been really getting back into my illustration work for pleasure after tying up the last loose ends from 'The Lavender Blue Dress' book project (which was a long and brilliant commission!).

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AN EPIDEMIC OF CIRCLE HEADS

Illustration Art

Now that the world has finally focused its resources on combating the Ebola plague, medical science can turn its attention to the second most fearsome epidemic threatening civilization: artists who use mechanical circles for heads.

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Coming soon!

Emmeline Illustration

So this year I was actually organised enough to embrace ridiculously-early-Christmas-Spirit and get some card designs illustrated on time! I've just sent these (among others) to print, so they should be up for sale next week.

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The Lavender Blue Dress at Ebb & Flo

Emmeline Illustration

I'm pleased to announce another Lavender Blue Dress event! This time it's closer to home and I'll be taking the reins, at the gorgeous Ebb and Flo bookshop in Chorley.

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Little (but still exciting) Christmas card giveaway!

Emmeline Illustration

It's been a while since my last giveaway, so with the launch of my new Christmas card range I thought it was high time to run one, even if it is a mini 'un.

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THE LOST VOCABULARY OF VISUAL STORYTELLING, day 1

Illustration Art

Comics and graphic novels have gained respectability over the past few decades. They now receive cultural awards and attract audiences that were once unthinkable. But even as their stature has grown, they seem to have lost some of the drawing ability that comics once enjoyed.

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Sideline - Competition Time!

Fifi Lapin

Today I'm wearing an amazing SIDELINE SS15 jumpsuit. SIDELINE is a brand new label by denim specialist and trend consultant Ellen Brookes.

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Arms & Legs

Emmeline Illustration

Sometimes I find it best to just strip everything back in an illustration, and focus on simple linework. These were great fun to draw, in the style of a study (though they weren't from reference) and arrange some lovely intersecting shapes with the two contrasting line colours.

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A's Assignment

Emmeline Illustration

This week, I've had a great time delving into possible futures illustrating this fantastic micro-story by Andrew Jolly on Medium. The story was written in response to the Writing Prompt "What would you do with your last ten dollars?", and I think it's a great take on it.

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The Results Are In!

Emmeline Illustration

Big thankyou to everyone who took the time to enter my Big Print Giveaway this week. As I mentioned in the original post, there were three signed prints to giveaway (Wild Ride, Norwegian Wood and Summer Dip) and a quick comment of your favourite would enter you into a draw to win that print.

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Draw North West

Emmeline Illustration

So tonight is the nineteenth Draw North West creative meetup! If you haven't been to one of these already (and you're even vaguely in the area) you should definitely come along.

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September is for sketching

Emmeline Illustration

Just a collection of some of the quick character sketches, a revived drawing and my new profile avatar from recent weeks. September is for sketching. It's fantastic to get back into the swing of character design by just drawing the first characters that pop into your head.

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Shingeki no Kyojin - Attack on Titan illustration

Emmeline Illustration

Hi guys! This is actually a bit of an oldie, but I've just realised I didn't upload it when I finished it way back in March. A few of you have probably heard of Attack on Titan , and boy did I get hooked on the show - mysterious walls, giant loopy-faced titans that eat people, secret keys and gravity defying battles? - Oh yeah.

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New Norwegian Wood Prints

Emmeline Illustration

New in! These Norwegian Wood posters have just arrived in my online shop here. I illustrated this for the release of the film adaptation of Murakami's Norwegian Wood , and ended up as a finalist in the poster competition.

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Carbon Dated Art Interview

Emmeline Illustration

If you fancy learning a bit more about me, there's a nice little interview just gone up on Carbon Dated Art here. Just a few bits and bobs about the industry, my work and my very favourite childhood stories! Take a look!

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Embroiderer Shares an Incredible Side-by-Side Comparison of Her Pet Portraits in 2014 and 2020

Brown Paper Bag

She recently shared her cat Purrl stitched in 2014 and then again in 2020. The post Embroiderer Shares an Incredible Side-by-Side Comparison of Her Pet Portraits in 2014 and 2020 appeared first on Brown Paper Bag.

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The Lavender Blue Dress snapshot

Emmeline Illustration

Just a really little peek at some of the linework and movement sketches I've been working on for my new book with Aidan Moffat and Cargo Publishing. The Lavender Blue Dress will be out later this year; I'm certainly having a lot of fun illustrating it!

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'Bedtime Story' Finished

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

Bedtime Story Watercolour & Gouache 24 x 31cm A few weeks back I finished 'Bedtime Story', I'm sorry it has taken me so long to post the final image. This scene is the type of thing I will hopefully be experiencing with my son very soon and therefore this painting is already dear to my heart.

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'Catching Butterflies'

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

I now realise I have a back log of artwork to post! Firstly I had better tie up the lose end from my previous WIP post.

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A Quarter Past One On Platform Ten Pt.1

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

The past two weeks I have been working on the centrepiece to an upcoming exhibition of mine. In fact I'm still working on the painting, however I'm now sufficiently far enough into the painting process to show you how I arrived at the initial idea for 'A Quarter Past One On Platform Ten'.

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Behind The Scenes - Illustrating The Lavender Blue Dress Picture Book

Emmeline Illustration

I often get asked about my creative process, especially with regards to illustrating picture books; but it's not always easy to explain everything without sitting down and talking for an hour or two. So when Cargo Publishing asked if I could give a little insight into my picture book illustration process and talk about the early concept art for The Lavender Blue Dress, I thought it would be a great opportunity to get everything down on paper and share some of my advice.

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Feast - Finished Watercolour Painting!

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

Feast' was a BIG job. Some of you may already have seen the previously posted progress shots but I thought for this post I would collate everything so you can see the whole development from pencil to finished artwork.

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Cheese Delivery

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

Cheese Delivery Watercolour / Gouache 24 x 31cm My latest painting, 'Cheese Delivery,' was challenge to paint because I decided to use a very restricted range of colours or, as James Gurney would say, a narrow colour gamut. My influence behind colour mixing was 'Saying Grace' by Norman Rockwell.

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A New Way to Discover Typography

Fonts by Hoefler&Co.

Something new from the designers at H&Co. A font’s shapes might be designed, but its personality is discovered. It’s only in its natural habitat, surrounded by other typefaces, that a font truly develops a unique voice.

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Illustration for The Times

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

Lots of fun to work in Adobe Illustrator for a change and very quick turnaround. Thanks to Denise Kelly for the job. Art Chris Dunn Illustration Digital Editorial Headphones Illustrator Jukebox Spotify The Times Newspaper Vector

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What’s Cooking

Fonts by Hoefler&Co.

If you’ve ever dated a graphic designer, this has likely happened to you. You’re seated comfortably at a charming restaurant, presented with menus, and you watch as your companion scans up and down the entrées.

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What Katy Did cover illustration for Egmont

Emmeline Illustration

Back in November I was asked to illustrate the cover of Egmont's new Heritage edition of What Katy Did. It was one of those dream commissions which just flows so easily from sketch, to approval, to final artwork. It was a real joy to work on, and I'm so pleased with how it's turned out. I focused on the iconic swing scene from the book, so there's that instant communication of who and what the story's about.

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Football as Football

Fonts by Hoefler&Co.

As the World Cup winds down, many Americans will turn from the excitement and agony of football to another beloved pastime: football. American football, to be precise.

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Videri Chocolate Factory

Fonts by Hoefler&Co.

It was the shared dream of Sam, Starr, and Chris that brought about the Videri Chocolate Factory.

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A Quarter Past One On Platform Ten Pt.3

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

For the first part of this post click here , and for the second part click here. Finally I was up and running with my brushes (not literally, although I do have wheels on my studio chair so the option is there if needed). Under-paintings and then some. As is my wont, I began with an under-painting.

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REMEMBERING OUR DEBTS

Illustration Art

In the 1960s, illustrators suddenly became much better at painting action.

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15 for 15 award finalist

Emmeline Illustration

Exciting news, guys! I've been selected as one of the finalists in the 15 for 15 award for self-employed businesses. I wrote from the heart about the dizzying heights and the real struggles of working as a lone-wolf freelance illustrator, and I'm absolutely chuffed to have been chosen. I find that often freelancers and self-employed people are overlooked in business.

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'Good Evening M'lady'

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

Good Evening M'lady Watercolour / Gouache 24 x 31cm I had lots of fun bringing my rag and bone badger and lamplighter weasel characters together for this painting.

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'A Maths Lesson' Progress

Chris Dunn Illustration/Fine Art

Here's a back dated progress shot of 'A Maths Lesson'. I'm putting the finishing touches to it this morning. More WIPs to follow! A Maths lesson Animals Art Chris Dunn Illustration classroom painting school watercolour

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