Friday, 12 December 2014

Favourite Things Continued

Here are the rest of my 'favourite things'.  The artist Aubrey Beardsley: using only the pen tool; and my favourite time of the year: using illustrator and photoshop.

I was ineffective with time management and have to admit these illustrations suffered from being rushed.  I think good illustration requires time to be experimental and playful otherwise it becomes formulaic; and I definitely noticed that as the deadline veered closer, I resorted to shortcuts that didn't satisfy me in the same way it would have, had I given myself more time.  Balancing the 'getting it done' with the breathing space to actually be creative is - I think - fundamental to illustration.

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