Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Alice Tait

It's rather strange how I came about this illustrator.
I was at the computer and I came about a post card, (which funnily enough, was meant for me!) and it imediately stood out to me. So I went on the internet to try and find more about her- see if she is well known.
Turns out that she is- I don't know too much about her, but I definitely know I like her work.
Espeically this image on the above...
It has such a delicate quality, even though what the contents is, she still makes it look beautiful.
I love the simplicity and limited colour pallette and composition about it, as well as the very simple faint line... reminds me of my favourite illustrators work, Tina Berning.

Friday, 11 June 2010

German Propaganda Art.

As people are aware, I am very interested in the Second World War and have been looking at different posters and books on German Propaganda.
This image, (which I hope does not offend anyone) is one of my favourites. It is a German soldier who is a member of The SS.
I love how it is drawn, painted etc and with my current brief I am working on, has been rather an inspiration to me.
I would like to put more of this kind of thing on my blog, but I don't know as I do not want to offend anyone.

Mode et Travaux- Frederic Rey and Frederique Bertrand

In was in the college library, just browsing, as you do, and I came to find this book by Frederic Rey and Frederique Bertrand. It's full of illustrations, every page. There is some writing, but I don't understand it as it's in french!
I flicked through quickly and decided there and then to get it out.
I tried to look on the internet for any other information and there doesn't seem to be a lot about the 2.
I find this book very inspiring as there is loads of fantastic images in there, all full of them using different materials.
I have started to use paper etc in my own images, and this book is filled with images like that!
The work seems very 'free', it does remind me of the work of my favourite illustrator, Tina Berning. It has that overlapping, tracing paper, masking tape sewing elements throughout it... which I am working with at the moment.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Rene Gruau

Rene Gruau...
As I have had such a facination with fashion illustration since way back in college, I have always been aware of this guy's images. But it has only been recently that I have taken the time to look more in depth at his work- and realised it is his!
I adore the light, fluid lines that feature in nearly all his work, as well as the bold colours.
This work so has so much style and elegance, which I have tried to in corparate in my work...
I have come across this illustrator with trying to do research for my dissertation and am looking forward to looking more into depth at these master pieces!

Dissertation thoughts...

For the dissertation, I plan to get started on coming up with ideas now...

I was thinking of doing Fashion Illustration throughout the years, say the last 100 years? As people know I adore fashion illustration and wondered if anyone could maybe help with some feedback?