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Illustration Nation

I’ve mentioned a number of times over the past month that I’ve been working on a project for the Sketchbook Skool course Illustration Nation. I finished my project last weekend and uploaded my images to the print on demand sites Redbubble and Society 6 over the last couple of days, so you can now buy posters, prints, greetings cards and phone cases featuring my designs from these sites. I hadn’t initially intended the designs to be used for phone cases but when I uploaded the images I liked how they looked so I’ve added those and even ordered a phone case for myself!

This is a whole new direction in portraiture for me and I’m glad that the course pushed me to try something new. I’ve enjoyed creating this new new style of portrait, so much so that I’m planning on making a dozen of these portraits for a 2019 calendar. So watch this space for those…

In the meantime if you’d like to have a look at the products you can buy featuring these designs you can visit my stores at Redbubble and Society 6.


MyHung

Today’s face: MyHung, inspired by Sktchy. This is another preliminary portrait for my Sketchbook Skool Illustration Nation project.

Drawn on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using the Procreate app.


Raquel

Today’s face: Raquel, inspired by Sktchy. Another work in progress for my Sketchbook Skool Illustration Nation project.

Drawn on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using the Procreate app.


Bean

Today’s face: Bean, inspired by Sktchy. This is a work in progress for a project I’m working on for Sketchbook Skool’s Illustration Nation course. It will be one of 4 or 5 finished pieces, I’m not quite sure yet how many. I’ll share them here when I’m finished.

Drawn on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using the Procreate app.


Louise

Today’s face: Louise, inspired by Sktchy. I’m doing Sketchbook Skool’s new Illustration Nation kourse which started this week and my project for this kourse is to create some protest poster art style art prints. I started experimenting with this style for today’s daily Sktchy portrait. I tried using watercolour initially and that was a complete disaster – I just don’t have the technical skill. So I switched to my iPad Pro where I have so much more control. For this first attempt I was trialling the method more than anything so I stole Shepard Fairey’s colour palette and style. Now I kind of know what i’m doing I’m going to investigate other colour palettes and also think more about what kinds of backgrounds I might use.

Drawn on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using the Procreate app.