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Project Page Two

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This is the second spread on my first theme, soft. My first ideas on soft textures were of delicate sensations such as feathers and soft visuals like the sight of a bouquet of flowers. On this page, I visually attempt to represent the concept of soft not just as a texture, but a sound and the visual themes that come to mind. Perhaps the soothing ocean breeze, the tread of paws by a familiar furry friend or the flap of wings.

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Sketchbook project

soft art page one

So I thought it was about time to get back to basics, and back to the sketchbook. I have begun to realise that my art and illustration needs a breath of new inspiration, ideas and creativity. Therefore, i went out to get myself a new sketchbook to start a personal project to better my approach to art and illustration.

This new project is based around the ideas of textures and the connotations, sensations and what comes to mind when one thinks of a particular texture. What does one think when one is given rough textures? Or hard and or their antithesis, smooth and soft? I aim to explore through mediums familiar to new to visually describe a texture. Whether through collage, paint, watercolour, pencil, ink or other, I want this to be an experiment to further my skills to benefit future projects ( I am aiming to re-run my Etsy account next year).

This first page spread is a going to be one of a few posts i will make for this sketchbook project. The first texture that has been chosen is soft, and what comes to mind. A white feather floating in the breeze, sumptuous ice cream sitting in your mouth, or flowers and petals in a bouquet delicately assorted. Even the cotton tail of a young rabbit. I have one more post for this theme, as I aim to do two spreads for each texture.

I will be posting as regularly as possible, and I thank you for your interest. 🙂

 

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Art nouveau inspiration

Art nouveau of the 1920s portrayed elegant patterns, interwoven tapestry like delicate textures and natural beauty and wonder. This watercolor painting is a take on this iconic style of art with an eastern European aesthetic.

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Black pegasus

80s animation, illustration and art have always been a big part of my art style and my life. The high inter coloration and ethereal styles really inspired much of what I do. The New Romantic and New Wave and synth pop scenes in the 80s music scenes really influenced alot of this art style with elevated tones, colours and designs. I designed this high fantasy and ethereal black pegasus image from my love of the 80s.

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Morpheus, the Endless

Heavily influenced by surreal comic art, this is a sort of tribute to The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman. His works, along with co- artist illustrator of the series Dave Mckean, have given me much inspiration throughout the years I have been doing art. This illustration, watercolor and pencil sketch concept is my depiction of morpheus, endless of dreams, non reality and the never ending void beyond.

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Post punk spunk

A rich mixture of textures in collage, oil paint, watercolour and pencil. Being highly influenced by the underground, post punk and goth scene, this portrait is about the raw energy and explosion of musical and fashion influences those music scenes and sub cultures created.

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