How to Make a Kite

 

BBC Countryfile Magazine recently commissioned Liam O'Farrell for a landscape kite-flying illustration.

BBC Countryfile Magazine is packed with news of the countryside and outdoor living, and for this feature on kite building, Liam has produced a beautiful spread of children flying a kite in an English landscape - infact one just outside his back door.

He explains, "I produced the initial visuals based on the fields around the Vale of Avalon where I live in Somerset. This has quite a hilly landscape so it is not suitable for vast fields of crops. Once we agreed on the initial concepts, I went ahead with the final illustration. It was a real joy to do and looks pretty effective in the final magazine. That said, I won’t attempt making another kite. I know my limits."

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Pimm’s bottle artwork by Paul Thurlby

With the launch of a special edition of Pimm’s this summer, Mother London asked Paul Thurlby to create artwork for the new bottle.

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The flavour in question was Strawberry (with a hint of mint), which along with the British countryside, Paul used as his inspiration for his illustrations. Twenty signed prints were also created for the campaign, which will be given away to promote the launch.

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Paul Thurlby is represented by Handsome Frank

Alive

Thriving Family Magazine commission Gail Armstrong to illustrate an article on resurrection.

With the issue published before Easter, the magazine asked Gail to work on two images to go with the feature 'Alive'. First was the piece on the title page focussing on the six stages in the life cycle of a butterfly, Gail wanted to make this a beautiful and elegant image; illustrative rather than diagrammatic. Gail explains "One of the issues with visually describing the life cycle, is the huge differences in scale between the egg on the leaf and the very dramatic butterfly. However, I wanted the image to flow as one piece, rather than magnify a section or separate the stages into 6 individual spot illustrations. My solution was to use the paper of the page to lift and form a stem and leaves on which of the 6 stages are displayed. By using a bright palette of custom-made marbled papers for the various stages and keeping everything else in white, the individual stages can be clearly read. The second image was to come at the end of the article and the client required a more "traditional resurrection image”, of the sun rising behind 3 crosses on a hill. Knowing where the text would sit, I placed the clouds so that they again seem to be forming from the paper of the page with the hill extending across the double page spread, utilising as much of the available image area as possible and giving the image a stronger presence on the page."

Gail Armstrong is represented by Illustration

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Cloudspotting for Beginners

'Cloudspotting for Beginners' is an illustration completed by Steinar Lund for Country Life Magazine. Published last month, the piece is for an article on the types of cloud we generally see in the UK, Steinar says "I often walk in the English countryside at weekends and take photographs, including clouds. Consequently I had a lot of cloud photographs which helped in doing the image. Although I was not previously aware of the technical names of clouds, I can now impress/bore my friends by pointing what type of clouds are above our heads!"

Steinar Lund is represented by Illustration Ltd

Great packaging work for M&S by Fred van Deelen

Multi talented artist, Fred van Deelen, has recently done some lovely black line work for the labels and packaging for Marks & Spencer's Speyside single malt whisky. His traditional approach to the drawings work perfectly and really shows off his strong draftsmanship. Out now in the shops so go and grab yourself a very stylish tipple!

Fred Van Deelen is represented by the Organisation

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