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1. Inspiration Board for This Week’s Topic of OLD

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 Hello fellow artists!

As part of our ongoing efforts to make Illustration Friday more of a community focused on the art of idea generation, here’s our Inspiration Board for this week’s topic of OLD.

You can download, save, drag and drop, print, or do whatever you want with it if it helps you to brainstorm ideas for your illustration.

Let us know in the comments if this is something that you think is helpful or inspiring enough for us to keep doing!

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2. A Second Chance to Get it Right...


I've got another Skype rehearsal of my 'how to design picture book characters' workshop this afternoon. This time at least I have the chance to spend a bit of time going through it in advance, reading it aloud. It's amazing what a different that makes - lots of last minute jiggery-pokery is needed to make things flow naturally.


The Skype practices are a bit of a performance logistically. I have to use our laptop to deliver the face-to-face lesson, for my producer Clif, in Denver. I need prompt notes though, which will be on the main computer, by the side. So far so good, but I also regularly use examples of my finished illustrations (scans of which will ultimately be edited into the lessons, so the student will see them on screen). Trouble is, for me to see what I'm talking about during the rehearsal, each illustration needs to be brought up on the computer as I go along, squeezed in alongside the prompt notes. It doesn't make for easy, uninterrupted flow.

We haven't time to run though everything (7 lessons at 20-25 minutes each is a long time), so I will perform a single lesson, as a test, which will also give us an idea of how accurate my original timings were. I am either going to choose a lesson on facial expressions...


...or on creating movement, as those lessons refer less to my archive illustrations, which will definitely help. One other snag though, is that I will be drawing lots and lots of demonstration sketches (I also need to make room for paper, in front of 2 computers squeezed onto one desk), but Clif won't be able to see my sketching at all - just me talking away about what I am doing.


There's no way round that really, but Clif says he is mostly interested in the flow of me talking and the timing - he trusts that the drawing demo side will be fine. It's making the talking bit run quite naturally from one teaching point to another, as if I'm just chatting to a friend.  I've got to get good enough at it that I don't ramble, so we can see more clearly how long each lesson will take.

Better get back to it then!

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3. Pick of the Week for WORK and This Week’s Topic

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Happy Illustration Friday!

We’re ready to announce this week’s topic, but first please enjoy the wonderful illustration above by Eunbi, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of WORK. Thanks to everyone who participated with drawings, paintings, sculptures, and more. We love seeing it all!

You can see a gallery of ALL the entries here.

And of course, you can now participate in this week’s topic:

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Here’s how:

Step 1: Illustrate your interpretation of the current week’s topic (always viewable on the homepage).

Step 2: Post your image onto your blog / flickr / facebook, etc.

Step 3: Come back to Illustration Friday and submit your illustration (see big “Submit your illustration” button on the homepage).

Step 4: Your illustration will then be added to the public Gallery where it will be viewable along with everyone else’s from the IF community!

Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our weekly email newsletter to keep up with our exciting community updates!

HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

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4. Comics Illustrators of the Week :: Gurihiru

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I think this is the 2nd time we’ve honored a pair of illustrators together(the other being Los Bros Hernandez), but for all intents and purposes the Japanese dynamic duo “illustration unit” Gurihiru is “one” illustrator in the way the two works seamlessly together, focusing their particular talents in different skill sets to produce one beautiful picture. The Gurihiru team consists of Naoko Kawano(design, colors, webdesign) and Chifuyu Sasaki (design, pencils, inks). 

Gurihiru is known for their comics work on titles such as Avatar: The Last Airbender, Wolverine and Power Pack, and A-babies vs. X-babies, to name a few. Team Gurihiru is also known for producing many dynamic variant covers for comics, including this week’s Silk #7 variant.

You can check out more of Gurihiru’s art, including some of their game art design and animation work, on their website here.

For more comics related art, you can follow me on my website comicstavern.com – Andy Yates

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5. Illustrator and Designer Nikolay Volevski

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Nikolay Volevski Website >>

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6. WORK by Beatrice Goh

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Submitted by Beatrice Goh for the Illustration Friday topic WORK.

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7. a little late with this one....

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but better late than never, right? :)

this little beauty goes by the name, Camillia  and is the the final drawing in my series of 3 flower/summer girls.

with today being september 1st already (and i'm perfectly ok with that-c'mon football and PEYTON and fall, of course) well, i'm kinda late with this little lady but it's been a busy august and she's been done for quite a while actually....just forgot to post her. so....

better late than never! :)

Camillia (along with her lovely little companions, Flora and Blossom) is/are FOR SALE as the ORIGINAL DRAWING(S) in my etsy shop. i also have a trio of winter girls listed for sale here...of course being the snow bunny i am, these three are my personal favorites. either way, hop on over to my shop and have a look. if you'd like to purchase the trio of either the summer/winter girls, please send me a convo through etsy and we can work out a happy price for all three beauties.

{did i mention i'm super stoked for FALL, FOOTBALL and PEYTON?! :)}

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8. Still Working

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9. busy week ahead....

painting petals and tresses...







putting the finishing touches on a couple of  things as well as starting a new triptych of cute little woodland animals for a new mommy to be.

floral flourishes....
 {a very productive August, i might say....}
heads-up, little guy...

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10. Tea Towels

These tea towels will be available soon in my Spoonflower shop. (the vegetables are now listed and available for sale - if you are interested choose the linen fat quarter).


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11. Nice Article about My Book Illustrations


Back in February this year, I travelled to Lincoln to do a couple of days of lectures and workshops for Bishops Grosseteste University. I was a little nervous, as it was a bit different to what I normally do, since I was working with trainee teachers. I have worked with teachers and librarians before, but not for a while. It turned out to be a smashing job though, as everyone was so lovely and everything went down well. 

As an little added extra, I did an interview with a couple of 2nd year students for the university's magazine Hullabaloo! I then forgot all about it until a copy arrived through my postbox. It is a really nice article, in a special English Literature edition. 


I am hopefully enjoying my well-earned week off at the moment, having a relaxing time, drawing and painting in the wonderful Lake District landscape. I do hope it's not been raining too much! 

Anyway, I thought that I would post the Hullabaloo article to give you something to look at while I am away (hope it's clear enough to read when enlarged).

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12. Owen Gildersleeve

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Owen Gildersleeve is an illustrator and set designer based in London. He uses many paper-craft techniques to create playful and imaginative illustrations. He often collaborates with photographers, animators and stylists. Working with clients such as The Guardian, Ben & Jerry’s and Fiat. His first book PaperCut was published in 2014.

To see more from Owen Gildersleeve’s portfolio visit his website.

 

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13. PEOPLE by Emily Traynor

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Submitted by Emily Traynor for the Illustration Friday topic PEOPLE.

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14. Editorial Submission :: Sarah Ferone

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Sarah Ferone is a freelance illustrator based in Philadelphia. Sarah Ferone’s background in painting and art history, and experience in designing for advertising has allowed her to develop a distinct, individual style. In addition to editorial, Sarah Ferone also works on packaging and books. Her work often has deep narrative and a beautiful handmade feel.

If you’d like to see more of Sarah Ferone’s work, please visit her portfolio.

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15. a bit of a little fire starter....

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on the easel this week and most likely next week as well!

{kind of loving this little beauty....:)}
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16. Wallace Hall

Tiny Wallace Hall black and white 8.21.15-01The Princeton Review has named Monmouth College one of the nation’s best four-year Midwestern colleges in its “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list.

And I am working on a vector illustration of their Wallace Hall which will be cast in metal as a gift coin to students as they graduate. As you can see the entire piece must be rendered in only black and white. In the process of creation, I also ended up with a full gray scale version of the building. Next I would love to work up a full color one.

      

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17.

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The Goodnight Star
How it began

I always find it interesting when I have finished a book to look back at my very first thoughts. Some spreads end up almost identical to my first thumbs where others go through many changes. It took me a while with Goodnight Star to get Megan right. I had a lightbulb moment when I decided to put her in pyjamas rather than a floaty nightdress. Suddenly I felt she had the right attitude.



Click on all images to enlarge.

'The Goodnight Star'  author Amy Sparkes will be having a book launch on Saturday 12th September from 10.30-11.30 at Tiverton Library.
Find out more about Amy here.

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18. Pick of the Week for HEART and This Week’s Topic

 

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Happy Illustration Friday, fellow artists!

We’re ready to announce this week’s topic, but first please enjoy the wonderful illustration above by Eduardo Guimarães, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of HEART. Thanks to everyone who participated with drawings, paintings, sculptures, and more. We love seeing it all!

You can see a gallery of ALL the entries here.

And of course, you can now participate in this week’s topic:

PEOPLE

Here’s how:

Step 1: Illustrate your interpretation of the current week’s topic (always viewable on the homepage).

Step 2: Post your image onto your blog / flickr / facebook, etc.

Step 3: Come back to Illustration Friday and submit your illustration (see big “Submit your illustration” button on the homepage).

Step 4: Your illustration will then be added to the public Gallery where it will be viewable along with everyone else’s from the IF community!

Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our weekly email newsletter to keep up with our exciting community updates!

HAPPY ILLUSTRATING!

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19. Inspiration Board for HEART

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 Hello fellow artists!

As part of our ongoing efforts to make Illustration Friday more of a community focused on the art of idea generation, here’s our Inspiration Board for this week’s topic of HEART.

You can download, save, drag and drop, print, or do whatever you want with it if it helps you to brainstorm ideas for your illustration.

Let us know in the comments if this is something that you think is helpful or inspiring enough for us to keep doing!

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20. Miroslav Sasek

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Miroslav Sasek was a Czech illustrator and author, who originally trained as an architect, as his parents did not approve of him being a painter. He was most famous for his series of children books. His first This is… book was Paris which was published in 1959, which turned into a collection of 18 books. He was inspired by the great cities of the world including Rome, London and New York. To prepare the books he actually visited the cities and explored, creating sketches of what he saw, until they came to life. His three favourite books from the series include This is Edinburgh, This is Venice and This is Hong Kong.

Learn more about this timeless illustrator at his website.

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21. Please vote for my illustration :)

This summer, I have done a live illustration on the sidewalk of my little city. This is part of a great project to revitalize the neighbourhood. The theme is The art of sharing. The public is welcome to vote for their favorite art.

This is where I need your help, please vote for my illustration - Socialisation et partage -.

To vote, you can go at http://www.saint-eustache.ca/concours-lart-de-partager and select my illustration (Socialisation et partage) and then, to submit your vote, just click the "soumettre" button.

Thank you very much for your help :)
And happy great summer to everyone!!







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22. this week....

mixing up a little bit of *magic*....



spending afternoons with this sly little guy...


working on a self portrait, of sorts...

and...
sketching cute little snowmen, just for the fun of it (and because i'm WINTER OBSESSED!!!).

{that's what's going on}

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23. HEART by Lena Erysheva

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Submitted by Lena Erysheva for the Illustration Friday topic HEART.

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24. HEART by Sanne Dufft

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Submitted by Sanne Dufft for the Illustration Friday topic of HEART.

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25. Comics Illustrator of the Week :: Emma Rios

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This week’s Island #2 comics anthology features cover and interior art by the great Emma Rios! I first noticed Rios’ art on Marvel titles like Cloak & Dagger: Spider Island, Osborne, and the Firestar 1-shot. Now, Rios is taking her artwork to the next level on her new Image series Pretty Deadly, with Osborne collaborator Kelly Sue DeConnick on writing duties. It’s a supernatural tale that follows Death’s daughter, as she rides through lush and horrifying lands, seeking retribution.

Emma Rios is a Spanish comics artist and illustrator who has made a name for herself here in the States as well as Europe and beyond! She broke into the American comics scene in 2008 with the Boom Studios series Hexed, then worked with writer Mark Waid on the Dr. Strange series “Strange” for Marvel. I see that one of her earlier works is a comic called APB, but apparently that’s not available here in the U.S.

You can see the latest art and follow Rios on her twitter page here.

For more comics related art, you can follow me on my website comicstavern.com – Andy Yates

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