Massive thanks to City Of Colours for inviting me up to paint City of Colours festival; bringing together over 100 artists, who will transform Digbeth into one of the UKs largest outdoor art galleries.
A self initiated project to refresh and progress my illustration style and technique. Each day for a month I aimed to spend an hour or two sketching. Initially on paper this sounds really easy but life has a habit of presenting obstacles before you’ve even started.
I hope these inspire others to try for themselves as after completing the month I’ve learned things about myself and how to progress as an artist. That is you’ll never create a piece of artwork you’re happy with each time, to grow you need to be able to accept that not every illustration is going to be as clean, or efficiently presented as you’d hoped. As long as you have created something which is new or exciting to your portfolio of work it doesn’t need to be finalised to perfection, it can be rough as long as you’ve followed it through to the end.
For the full set please follow the link here and here
Tag the Jewels is a worldwide street art initiative for which over 30 artists across 6 continents were invited to remix the group’s iconic album cover art – two opposing hands, one forming a gun, the other holding a chain.
The artists were given a very simple brief and the freedom to express their own unique interpretations of Nicholas Gazin’s original artwork.
These signature pieces designed by respected local artists have gone up contemporaneously on walls from Los Angeles to Lagos, Paris to Jakarta, Sao Paolo to New Delhi and many more. It is the first global installation of it’s kind.
Run the Jewels is grateful to these talented artists for their generous and inspiring contributions.