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Fishink New Illustration 2015

February 23, 2015

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Good morning one and all. I wanted to begin first of all by wishing a very Happy Chinese New Year to all of my followers.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend of festivities and fun wherever you were.

For the past few weeks I’ve been joining in a friday evening event which ‘happens’ on twitter using the hash tag #colour_collective. It begins every saturday, when a new colour is ‘revealed’ which then becomes the colour theme for that weeks illustration.

At 7.30pm on the following friday night, everyone taking part uploads their illustrated entries and consequently likes, retweets and comments upon each others work. Depending how many artists are involved, you can sometimes see between 30 and 90 illustrations, all using that weeks colour to influence or appear their work in some way. It’s the fab idea of Penny Neville Lee and you can read alittle more about it on the Magpie That site.

It’s just a little light hearted fun, but interesting to see how your work compares to that of your contemporaries and also great to feel part of a team of illustrators who assemble online just for this event. You can also see the results on the Colour Collective Facebook page. Here’s a few of my recent ones for the colours Sap Green, Brilliant Violet, Powder Blue, Orange Lake Light and Flame Red.

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I’ve been playing around with some new brushes and combinations of hand rendered and digital artwork. It’s a fresh look for some of my work which I quite like. Any thoughts readers ?

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Subconsciously, I must be willing ‘Spring’ to be in the air, by creating these two new prints. I’m going to be offering these illustrations framed for £45 each, do let me know if you’re interested. More options on my Fishink site here.

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I’m never far from my sketchbook too.

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Here’s a potential new range of art cards, that I’m looking for a distributor for. Again let me know if you’re interested.

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I’m really enjoying my new artwork phase and finally I’m also on the look out for a new art agent, if any are reading this. : )

All suggestions welcome. Private commissions undertaken too. Please share Fishink blog with your friends and check out my range of stationery products, stamps, stickers and framed artwork here.  Many thanks.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Claire permalink
    February 23, 2015 9:08 am

    You sound like you have a spring in your artistic step Craig 😀 love the blossom trees and the dragon/red riding hood in particular. Good luck with the agents ( you could try advocate art?) Claire x

    • February 23, 2015 9:36 am

      I think you’re right Claire lol I may nominate you for twitter and FB #artchallenge if that’s ok ?

  2. February 23, 2015 9:22 pm

    Loving the kangaroo and sketched woofers as always!! And the new style is good too so hope you find a distributor asap so everyone can enjoy them!! :o)

  3. February 24, 2015 8:48 am

    Thanks Lizzie. The Kangaroo (unless you mean Boo) is actually disguised as a rabbit, hence the different tail and ears lol but if you want it to boiiiiing all over that landscape then that’s fine too : )

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