Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Sketch Your World by James Hobbs was published in the UK in early January. As James says; "It's about drawing in sketchbooks, and includes the drawings and words of about 60 international artists who talk about how they go about it. Architects, reportage artists, students, journalists, illustrators, lecturers, retired people, Oscar-winning animators, people who squeeze drawing into lunch breaks and holidays... they are all here."
It's published by Apple Press and costs £9.99. It comes out in the US later this month.
There's more about it at www.facebook.com/sketchyourworld.
Posted by STEVE WILKIN at 14:47
The 738 newspaper has just been included in the Newspaper Club's retrospective Exhibition in Glasgow as one of 47 newspapers included in the show open throughout February (weekdays) The Show celebrates the fantastic work of the Newspaper Club and newsprint in all its forms. You can see the programme here.
Posted by STEVE WILKIN at 14:41
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
I was recently invited by Gary Embury from UWE's Reportager to submit some work for their newspaper / journal. The work contained within this print version of reportager represents sketchbook pages of 20 artists who are either members of reportager or who have been associated in some way with the online journal. Reportager.org exists in order to support, initiate, and showcase projects involving drawing as reportage, visual journalism, documentary drawing and illustration as visual essay.
The brief for this publication was for artists to submit work, which as far as possible, was created on the spot, without correction, mediation or beautification. Many of the artists make work either for self-initiated projects or for commissioned work. All have one thing in common in that they all use the sketch as the basis for reference, investigation, interrogation and research.
The digital version can be found at newspaper club's website.
Posted by STEVE WILKIN at 02:26
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Some of my work from 738 will appear in a book about drawing published by Rotovision in the Autumn I believe and written by Helen Birch a fellow drawing tutor back in days of yore. You can see some of the content here.
And you can follow Helen's excellent drawing blog DrawDrawDraw here.
Posted by STEVE WILKIN at 13:05
The 738 newspaper has been shortlisted for the Association of Illustrators Illustration Awards 2013 in the Public Realm category of the professional awards. The work will be on show in October in the awards exhibition at Somerset House.
This is the first time in 25 years that I have entered the Images Awards I was last selected for Images 11 back in the late eighties when I was at Manchester Polytechnic. So I am expecting fame and fortune to follow shortly...
You can see the full shortlist for all the AOI Images categories here.
Posted by STEVE WILKIN at 12:51
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Many thanks to Ali and Lee for inviting my drawings to the Working Drawings show, and for putting my work on the wall, and then photographing it whilst it was on the wall, and to Kieron, Kayleigh, Andy and Stu (graduates of 2010) for visiting them there.
Posted by STEVE WILKIN at 10:37
Thursday, 8 March 2012
An exhibition called 'Working Drawings" is on tour to London namely the University of Westminster this month. The exhibition was curated by Lee Ford and members of the Visual Communication team at Sheffield Hallam and showcases the initial hidden process of visual thinking and problem solving.
It includes some of my seventhirtyeight work.
Private View - Thursday 22nd of March,
London Gallery West.
Posted by STEVE WILKIN at 04:39