Jonathan Edwards and his Felt Mistress
I first noticed the work of Jonathan Edwards whilst on Instagram. His beautiful pencil drawings of Joni Mitchell caught my eye. Then later, his watercolours of trees and his fabulously loose, fifties-feeling sketchbook pages, all made me want to discover more.
His characters are perfect, you can spot everyone so easily.
He has worked in the comic world, appearing in 1993 in Deadline and Tank Girl Magazine with strips such as Dandy Dilemma, Simon Creem, The Squabbling Dandies (with Richard Holland) and one pagers about, amongst others, Scott Walker, Sly Stone, Nancy Sinatra, Kraftwerk and The Beach Boys. Also doing editorial illustrations for various company products and magazine articles.
He’s got a thing for orange floaty spacesuits, and I’m sure he’s not alone! lol : )
I love his watercolours, a couple here of Welsh landscapes.
A few from his travels in Tokyo and other places.
His sketchbook work is vibrant, expressive and wonderfully stylised.
These yellow and grey sheets were amongst my personal favourites. How fifties and calming.
Funnily he was in Lisbon around the same time as me, we might have had a coffee at the next table and never known lol.
His creations and creatures have no boundaries. Jonathan often teams up with his talented partner Louise Evans aka Felt Mistress, to create some 3-D versions of his illustrated characters. How amazing are these ?
I’ve a feeling this is the talented lady herself… (the one on the left that is!)
Louise is a UK based stitcher and prolific tea drinker who creates a range of one-off bespoke creatures. Originally trained in fashion design and millinery, Louise has brought many of the skills learnt through years of work as a couture dress maker to the world of character design.
What a wonderful combination, to be able to turn your drawings into something real and huggable !
A few more of Jonathan’s vivid sketchbook pages.
Such beautiful tones and movement, you can feel the warmth of the sun on the dappled pavement beneath this great old tree.
Stunning work. You can see more on Jonathan’s Instagram page here.