Tutor Blog: Getting The London Look!

Date: 9th November 2016
Author: Roz

Liz and Kate Pope are a Chesterfield-based illustration team who happen to be twins! They teach our fabulous Collage workshops where you can create either a framed piece or some cards. Their next workshop is on Tuesday 15th November – a perfect opportunity to make some Christmas Cards!!

We’ve had a busy few months in the studio working on illustrating a few adult colouring books, so it’s been all about tricky, detailed line work lately! One of the projects we’ve illustrated was for a General Knowledge Crossword Book, so we’ve been researching all sorts of topics… from the Alps to Korean Currency, we even had to brush up on our knowledge of Chess! Honestly, we’ll be great at pub quizzes now!

It was a nice change last week to be working on some brand new pieces for a lovely gallery! It’s always nice when we are contacted from somewhere further afield to exhibit our work, and this time it is The Robins Nest Gallery in the little picturesque village of Wargrave on the River Thames.

Picking up on its location, we thought it would be our perfect opportunity to create some nice big pieces based on London! We love taking in the sights down there – especially at Christmas time – in fact Kate will be spending the weekend there soon so she’s sure to return with an Xmas Bauble (or two) from Liberty’s – a place we can never resist, well can you blame us?!

These new pieces were inspired by London Landmarks, and use our trademark mix of collage, paint,  and mixed media – building up layers of paint, collage, line work and more paint! We like to look at the buildings as if they are patterns and shapes to create almost a patchwork within a piece.

Next on our list are St Ives and Padstow pieces! We have also been challenged to create our versions of Dubai & New York – best get painting!

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