Monday, 8 November 2010

Your website links.... please!

I want to make a list of links to all your lovely websites and blogs.

Can you comment here with them or alternatively email me them.



'A journey round my skull' blogs

A journey round my skull is an absolutely fantastic blog

'Unhealthy book fetishism from a reader, collector, and amateur historian of forgotten literature. Recent obsessions: illustration and graphic design from around the world'

It contains a great collection of narrative/sequential illustration, book design, book covers etc from all sorts of sources. It would be particularly useful for the first years who are looking at sequential illustration for their 'Entrance and Exit' project!

Like this stuff from
Alexandra Grinevsky's 1929 illustrations for Valery Larbaud's "Deux Artistes Lyriques."

Lot of other stuff as well so well worth a trawl round.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Check it!


'THE STARS SHINE ALL DAY TOO' Show of new Papercuts is up at
The Air Gallery, which is located at 32 Dover Street, close to Green Park underground station. The nearest underground stations are Green Park (on the Piccadilly, Jubilee and Victoria Lines), Piccadilly Circus (on the Piccadilly and Bakerloo Lines) and Bond Street (on the Jubilee and Central lines). The nearest rail station is Charing Cross.

The exhibition will be open 1st - 20th November 2010.
Opening Times: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. Saturday, 11am-4pm. Sunday, 12-4pm. Admission Free.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Colour spectrum workshop: Drawing session 1

Drawing session with Demetrio Psillos: This workshop focusses on creating a colour palette and making accurate colour matching in the form of a colour spectrum. Illustration students from the Norwich BA(hons) Illustration course can also  see Rachel's Paint Palette workshop lecture and brief notes on the University College Virtual learning Environment (Moodle).

Note: This image has been taken with kind permission of the students and staff.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Colour Pallet - Drawing Workshop, Year 1

Inspired by the work of artists such like Matisse and Ed Kluz, this workshop looked at colour in it's purest form. 

Matisse - Jazz Icarus (1944)
Ed Kluz - Fellbrigg Hall

Some of the work produced during the workshop.  Credits for the work below are coming soon...

Friday, 15 October 2010

Friday Afternoon Film - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Today in the first year studio we watched The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a 1920's silent film directed by Robert Wiene. It is often considered one of the greatest horror films of all time. It's great to watch for the claustrophobic atmosphere and strange perspectives created by the hand painted sets.

If you missed it, here it is again...

The Museum of Everything

Nek Chand, Cloth Figures, c. 1980

The Museum of Everything has had two shows so far and they have both been spectacular.  The Museum of everything is London's first ever space for artists and creators living outside our modern society, obsessive or marginalised individuals - Ousider Art.

On Wednesday 13th October 2010, The Museum of Everything returned to London with Exhibition #3

Their collaborator this year is 
Sir Peter Blake, the godfather of British pop art and a collector par excellence, whose accumulations of self-taught art, found objects and anonymous artefacts inform and inspire his own oeuvre.

Exhibition #3 reveals his discoveries for the very first time, as the museum’s Primrose Hill space becomes a canvas for the largest and most ambitious art installation ever created by the legendary septuagenarian.

'Leopard Family' by Morris Hirshfield
'Leopard Family' by Morris Hirshfield - From the first Museum of Everything exhibtion

Marvel at thier assemblies of Punch and Judy and little people! Bedazzle yourself with side-show banners from the Americas! Ride the miniature fairgrounds of retired Norfolk farmer Arthur Windley! Stuff yourself at Walter Potter's Museum of Curiosity, a masterwork of Victorian animalia!

It's on until Chrismas so make sure you go and have a look. This is how to get there...

Have a look at the website for a list of happenings and events during Frieze art fair.

Welcome to the new Norwich Illustration Blog...

This is the blog for the Illustration BA course at Norwich University College of Art.  Here you will find everything from students work to interesting exhibitions or private views you might like to visit, interviews from practicing illustrators and designers to useful resources and everything in between.   

I would also like to take this chance to say a very big welcome to all the new 1st year students!

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Coal faces

Mono print location drawing: Yorkshire - Glyn Brewerton 2010
Mono drawing: Location drawing Nottingham - Glyn Brewerton 2010