So I thought I wouldn’t beat around the bush when thinking about illustrating a new profile photo, which will only be all over my wordpress, other people’s blogs, other important art platforms…maybe even my CV, whaddya think? Nothing like letting your potential employers know your true passion right away!
Update #8 of my weekly illustration! I’m away in the sunny south* next week folks, so I won’t be doing a weekly, but you can expect a crammed update the week after. Hope you’re all enjoying the beautiful weather right now!
*weather stereotype employed for alliteration purposes only. Contrary to popular belief, it is actually sunny up in these northerly parts. Just a tad windy.
A few weeks ago I had a fun commission doing a piece for someone’s house in Liverpool. It was made pretty interesting by the fact that he plays in a jazz band, so working from some of his gig photos was really cool to do!
For this piece I worked from a series of photos to create 5 layers which eventually formed the entire piece. In the background you can see the John Piper and Patrick Reyntiens designed stained glass windows of the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, which the client really likes for its vivacious colours. Then I worked over the top to add his band’s album cover, followed by the three band members themselves. I really enjoyed working in this layered approach, and think I might try some more in the near future!
Gloria’s week remains steady, meanwhile, Liverpool ceremoniously gathers together to watch another plane fly by.
P.s If you haven’t already. check out this competition I’ve entered on Ohh Deer’s blog. Likes are very much appreciated, and if you have already done so, thanks a million!
So this week’s illustration is a bit special as this past weekend I went to Liverpool Light Night, which was a sight to see. There was an amazing vibe…so many people were out and around, with a impressive list of things to see throughout the city. My fave was a performance by the Harlequin Dynamite Marching Band, with their groovy tunes and snazzy outfits! The light display at LIPA (For non-Liverpudlians that’s the Liverpool Institute for Perfoming Arts) was also really cool…I consequently now have this song stuck in my head. It could be worse, as long as you don’t listen to the lyrics too closely.
Here’s installment #3 of my weekly illustration, where you can see what I’ve been up to over the last few days. I think the copious wine drinking and brownie eating has moved me to do some exercise, hence this week’s addition of a football (which I kicked), and race paraphernalia (yep, ran in a race too).
Until next week! OH, and look out soon for a post about a commission I’m working on!