Monday, 19 October 2009


I came across a great illustrator called Hardie, I love the grapic novel - like style of the dark black and high contrast, the way the figures are dealt with really speaks to me.

Hardie's page on the Association of Illustrators website.


Again browsing the AOI website I have come across a brilliant Illustrator; Aasha. Her beautifully painted figures are so free and loose yet so expressive and emotive, I am really jealous of her ability to express the figure in very loose marks without getting obsessed over details, and also how some parts are left out but it serves only to make the image more interesting.

Her work reminds me quite a lot of David Downton as they both have a very expressive, loose style.

Aasha's page on the AOI website

Thomas Brill

I was just browsing the AOI website when I came across an Illustrator called, Thomas Brill, I think his work is really great, the line work is fantastic and I really like the way he deals with the human figure.

Thomas Brill's page on the AOI site.

Monday, 5 October 2009

George Bellows

I recently went to see an exhibition at the Whitworth Art Gallery, of American printmakers and discovered the work of George Bellows, in particluar, "a stag at sharkey's". This brilliant print is such a great action shot, I can really feel the movement of the two boxers and the physical struggle that is happening.