purdylola draws is where I keep my illustrations and archive the artists who inspire me. You can also find me here at Purdylola Loves for more general musings on art, music and fashion.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Evan B Harris

Beautiful, surreal, folky paintings by Oregon based artist Evan B Harris, find his website here.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Burlesque of North America

Emma and Stephen Baker

For Miss Baker's 30th birthday.

The Rime of the Modern Mariner

I have finally got around to finishing this poster after coming back to it on a number of occasions. As a bit of a departure from my usual gig posters (though there is a musical link) this poster is my response to an amazing film I had the honour to see at it's premiere in London last April. The documentary film 'The Rime of the Modern Mariner' which was written and directed by my sister-in-law's boyfriend Mark Donne is an ode to mariners both past and present that worked and still work the docklands of East London. The film also happens to be narrated by Mark's good friend Carl Barat (The Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things) and the score composed by Anthony Rossomando

The poster was fairly painstakingly put together in Illustrator which I'm still quite new to. Here are some of the details below.

Gruff Rhys - Work in Progress

After seeing the incredible Gruff Rhys at The Whitworth Art Gallery here in Manchester recently I knew I wanted to make a poster to remember it by. Unfortunately I don't seem to have got much further than making Gruff's rather distinctive guitar. This is partly because it's taking me a while to get my head around Illustrator, especially when trying to create anything textured like the faded swirls that he has painted on it. Oh well no doubt I'll get it finished eventually.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Alice Pattullo

Coming across the work of artist Alice Pattullo this week has made me hungry for screen printing again. It is some time since I was last in the studio and it was about time I made a return. There is something about the quality of an actual screen print that is totally unobtainable through any other technique. Alice's work is simply delicious and has this quality in abundance. An Illustration graduate of Brighton University Alice is certainly getting her work out there, her clients include Whistles and Topman. You can see more of her work here and here. I am particularly in love with the drawing section of her website which can be found here.

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