gemmacorrell:

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pikaland:

Hi Amy, I just read your Q&A on landing your first job. I’m currently an illustration student but have no idea on how to get my first illustration job once I put together a portfolio. Any tips on how to get work as a freelance illustrator? Thanks in advance.

~ Stefanie (via email)

Hi…

Some really great tips here!

mattiasinks:

The spacious room

Love this ink work and detail!

mattiasinks:

The spacious room

Love this ink work and detail!

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On Thursday 24th April - Join us for an evening of Italian Art, Food & Drink! Live painting demonstration, special discounts, and complimentary food and drink! https://www.Facebook.com/events/703665453012763/

On Thursday 24th April - Join us for an evening of Italian Art, Food & Drink! Live painting demonstration, special discounts, and complimentary food and drink! 
https://www.Facebook.com/events/703665453012763/

likeafieldmouse:

Hense - 700 Delaware (2012) - Mural on abandoned church

Beautiful!

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catchlovecreate:

What the world needs…

catchlovecreate:

What the world needs…

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Painter Sundar Kanta Walker has an exhibition at Old Parsonage Gallery from 30th April to 18th May.  She has lived and worked in South Manchester for over 30 years and for the past 14 years has painted in Cumbria and made and displayed art annually and had two national tours. On her recent exhibition ‘Samsara’ at the Brewery Art Gallery Arts Editor Adrian Mullen said ‘her art captures the very spirit of life’In Cumbria she is well known for her distinctive style that is a fusion of the East and West.

She paints under her first name Sundar, and is also a published writer where she uses her middle name, ‘Kanta’.

Her exhibition at the Old Parsonage Gallery is called ‘Hope and Harmony’ and has paintings depicting local environmental issues and landscapes. In August she has an exhibition of Lakeland Landscapes.  

See more of Sundar’s work over on her website:
http://www.artsk.co.uk

The latest issue of Now Then is available to pick up for free in store now. Featured artist - Beth Hoeckel.

The latest issue of Now Then is available to pick up for free in store now. Featured artist - Beth Hoeckel.

doodlersanonymous:

Guilherme Kramer of Sao Paulo spent a year covering a wall with the faces he remembers from strangers he saw in the crowd. Click here to read more.

Incredible project!

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Artist Feature - Rohait Ganger

Last week we caught up with Rohait Ganger, a recent Manchester Illustration graduate. It was really hard to choose which pieces of his to showcase on our blog! We fell in love with Rohait’s work at his degree show in June 2013, and continue to enjoy his painterly, filmic, and powerfully composed pieces.

Rohait took the time to tell us more about himself and his work -

'I'm an illustrator from the Midlands who graduated recently at the Manchester School of Art. My main passion is for storytelling, so I always find my inspiration usually comes from cinematography that inspires me from films and TV. If I see a certain shot or piece of camera work that inspires me, I usually scribble it down in my journal for future reference. In terms of artists, I enjoy the expressive marks by Ashley Wood, the angular compositions of Jan Urschel, and I always find myself coming back to the work of Rembrandt and discovering something new to take inspiration from.



For my work on the Big Sleep, I didn’t want to directly recreate scenes from the book, but create illustrations that expressed the ideas behind the characters and the atmosphere of the corrupt city. I used a combination of acrylic/water colours then finalising the images in Photoshop.

With Masque of the Red Death, I used a similar method to create the illustrations, but wanted to achieve something that looked like a dark fairytale. I tried to experiment with how I could tell the story by using the composition to guide the audience through the image.

Reportage drawing was something I only started doing when I started Uni, but it’s become something I do to keep myself active and trying new pens and gadgets. Lately, I’ve been using the Pentel Calligraphy and Aquash brush pens, and also a platinum carbon pen for fine loose mark making. 

I’m currently starting a print studio in Kingswinford called ‘PXL Print’, which will also be offering creative design services.’

For more, visit Rohait’s Portfolio, check out his tumblr, and follow him on Twitter.