In my last post I mentioned that when I tried making work for ‘The man with beautiful eyes’ my work had ended up replicating what had come before, so instead I want to revisit some of the illustrators I mentioned in my original project proposal draft, for some visual style inspiration and influence, similar to a research file.

Grace Wilson:

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I have chosen this illustrator as it’s a really visually interesting pblication adn her use of colour is really nice, I had never really ocnisdered having two colour pallettes or similar, and even having a colour palette change depending on a page in a book. Her work was found through It’s Nice that.


Lizzy Stewart:

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Lizzy again has a really interesting use of colour but I’m far more interested in Lizzy’s use of mark making, especially in the latter, the pencil texture is really quite endearing. I found her work through Pinterest and also it’s nice that. I also like her contrast with watercolour in contrast to the pencil marks, looks really great together.


Kirtsten Sims:

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This is Kirsten Sim’s work she is creating for her postgrad and again my main focus and reason for looking at her visual style is her use of mark making.



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I really love the way this swedish illustrators deals with flat colour, the marks are subtle but aesthetically look really nice. Again found on pinterest.


Angela Deane:

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This artists obviously uses photography but I decided to choose her work as I was intrigued by th reference to memory, and perhaps nostalgia. Again this work was found on pinterest. It reminds me of my previous paintings inspired by Alex Simpson


Paige Moon:

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This illustrator I also found on it’s nice that, and she is different from the other work I’ve chosen again because she doesn’t draw but is instead a painter. What interested me about her work is the use of a focus on the mundane. It’s the details in her images. as simple as a box of tissues that really draws you into her work. Again she was found on pinterest.


In conclusion, I really like all of the illustrators and their visual style is something I find I’m envious of, but none I can make a direct link to my work. All i can really take from looking at theirs is their use of mark making. One of my favourites here would have to be the last, and I think it is because of the focus on the mundane object. perhaps from her work I could take a look at the use of a mundane object in illustration, or the small details in poetry which could become engaging to the reader to have visuals for the small details that make up the whole text.


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