Today I found this review from the Fashion Illustration Next Book that my work is in. It starts with someones project research including artist Jasper Goodall as well as my drawings. I love the descriptive terms of his work and then mine . I suppose it is nice that someone compliments your art by blogging about it, even if is goes something like this:
" Looking through books in the libary I came across 'Fashion Illustration Next', by Laird Borelli a book i previously used frequently, as a source of inspiration on my college course.
Fashion illustration has always provided a platform for a lot of my surface design ideas. Various aspects can be applied, such as the interesting composition, the clever use of materials and how all sorts of objects, that at first appear quite random, can work together, very effectively. A particular favourite of mine is Jasper Goodall. He cleverly combines such a variety of techniques into one illustration, creating a feast for the eyes. There is so much to explore on the page; areas of bold flat colour are balanced with areas of vigerous colouring uing felt tips. The figures are highly contrasted with black shadows hinting at facial features. This looks intense against the stark white background. Pattern and quirky images ehance the illustrations and the bright colours make the design feel youthful and brings it to life.
Kime Buzzelli has a completely different style and yet is just as inspirational to me. Her style is all together more painterly and looks more spontaneous. It's as if she drew her illustrations and made many mistakes, but kept on drawing over the blunders, instead of rubbing them out. She uses paint and pastels, picked out with hard pencil lines, to give an idea of texture and movement. Taking the sections individually they appear quite child-like and look a bit of a mess, but as a whole the final design is perfectly executed and parts that are more loosly painted, work well with parts that have more defined outlines.
Hey- I think I've finally arrived