Pat is one of the illustrators I had to include in this research, as his pieces are simply spectacular. The patience, precisions, and determination needed to create one of these huge skylines is incredible.
There isn’t much that one can find out about Ryo Takemasa, except for his abundant artwork.
During my research about editorial illustrations I came across someone whose work I really adore. He’s a fairly young London artist called George Butler, who specializes in travel and current affairs.
This interesting workshop started with Rachel asking us to create a number of different sheets of paper. We rubbed oil pastels on a rough table to get the texture, painted acrylics in various colours, and added all kinds of marks on top. We then had to re-create the same scene from our chosen article six times, using collage.
The “print brief” was one of my bigger projects, as I love getting my hands dirty, and printing can be a great opportunity to do so.
This is the second time I saw Lakwena—we’ve visited her studio as part of our “studio culture week” at the beginning of this academic year. During that visit she was a little rushed, apparently she had a big deadline the next day and had plenty on her mind and hands. However, since I liked her work and personality, I decided to go to her talk even though I was already familiar with her work. She didn’t disappoint. This was the best talk I saw here so far, with Lakwena sharing her very beginnings, inspiration, and lessons learnt, as well as her final big and successful pieces.
The majority of work done by Joe Cruz is immediately recognisable—black & white photographs with neon-coloured oil pastels lines and marks. Sometime it’s a rabbit, sometimes a random vintage picture, and sometimes a celebrity. He designed a number of album covers for current artists, and worked with some big brand names.