A few recent illustrations I had yet to share, exploring more Interior design and midcentury archecture along with the style of UPA.
The Artist’s Studio
This weeks Kick About over on Red’s Kingdom is the perplexing painting – Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez. I loved the self reflection and self insertion with this painting. I decided to focus on the many frames throughout the studio and, in the same manner, interject some of my own self into my illustrations by adding other photography and drawings within the frames themselves, and into a studio only an artist could make sense of.
Tea Time Illustration
A recent illustration – I thoroughly enjoyed getting lost in the maximalist details of this one. When I was in Uni I was introduced and learned of the geometric coloured shapes and loose line art of UPA Animation, I find myself leaning into the style of UPA lately and I am enjoying the nostalgia of it. Prints of this piece can are purchased here if wanted.
A couple more winter illustrations painted during the Christmas break only uploaded now.. blame it on the constant food coma.
A second set of oil pastel drawings created for this weeks Hilma Af Klint kick about over on Red’s Kingdom. It was an enjoyable experience to draw traditional again and feel the pastels glide on textured paper.
This weeks Kick About over on Red’s kingdom is the mystical creations of Hilma Af Klint. I have been yearning to do some traditional art lately, probably due to the fact that, during the Christmas break, my nieces and nephew received some arty presents. Here are some oil pastel drawings similar to some Irish sigils.
A recent wintry, cozy illustration given the current weather conditions many are experiencing, hopefully we will be greeted to a fluttering of snow soon enough!
This weeks Kick About over on Red’s Kingdom is the folk art of Harriet Powers. Originally I planned to rely solely on the images childhood blankets and pillow cases but sadly they are long gone. However much like patchwork I decided to chop up up various elements into a sort of hodgepodge – some from other sewn blankets found in my home in Ireland and I added little drawn elements over the top.
Introducing: The Gentle Giant Shop
Something I have been working on behind the scenes is a print shop and I am excited to announce the shop is finally live! The Gentle Giant shop has prints available in both illustrations and photography. The shop will be updated when I see fit with new illustration and photography series available including some of my recent projects. The prints look gorgeous if I do say so myself and ship worldwide as well as being printed from a carbon neutral printing service here in London with 100% recycled packaging. If you would like to have a gawk at the shop you can do so by following the link below or in the “Shop” Tab on the Navigation menu and if you would like to buy a print it would be greatly appreciated.
A random assortment of environment art that I had yet to share on Gentle Giant – created for the spooky season or just the exploration of colour in space, fun as always.