BOOK: Illustration Research

For the third part of the Cross Media concept, Our art directors, our tutor was inspired by an artist who created a book called more is more. Where each page of the book is just illustration. So I had some ideas in my mind of what I wanted to do. I loved watercolour and children illustration and collage. So I first looked into three different illustrators with three different art directions. For my research I layout the illustrators work as how they layout their work.

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First illustrator I looked into is Nate kitch. His work is largely collage based and the key to his imagery is finding textures and imagery. This is what makes his work fascinating and would make someone look at it for 20 seconds. He is interested in layout and pattern as you can see from his work as it plays a big role in his work. He looks at a lot of inspiration and then try to absorb them into his head where he creates these amazing imagery. He likes the idea where is pick somethings up where it has no relation to any image, he then applies a theme or a story that connects the material, texture etc. Screen Shot 2017-03-19 at 12.57.34.png

Second illustrator I looked into is a picture book illustrator called Oliver Jeffers. I truly love his illustration and the medium he uses, watercolours crayon depending on his book. His work and style is hard to describe, it is to be said in a dancing-about-architecture. However he has a distinctive handwriting which I think make his work collective one and interesting.

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Third illustrator I looked into is Nancy Spero. Her work is more engaged with political, social and cultural concerns throughout her career as an artist. She works in New York and her best illustration is collage on paper. I like her collage work, And i would like to do something similar because collage is a wide theme, you can add whatever you want and it can communicate a story more clear.

After talking to my tutors about my idea which is going to be about curvy models. Beauty is not limited by a size etc, and I will be doing work similar to Nate Kitch. Then my tutor then showed me an artist called Jonathan Yeo.


From Far, his work looks like an oil painting but when you zoom into his picture you will see a lot of pornographic photos in which he cut from magazines and create portraits or images of people.His use of collage is similar to paint. I like his work because his work is symbolic and has a meaning and story, he deals with materials that have resonance and it is more powerful. For my idea, I will be creating a curvy person with using skinny models Inspired by Yeo.


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