GRADUATE NEWS: GRAND THEFT HORSE

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We are delighted to announce that graduate CORBAN WILKIN has recently illustrated GRAND THEFT HORSE, a biographical graphic novel by authour G. Neri telling the story of his cousin Gail, a pioneer who challenged the horse racing world for the sake of one extraordinary horse. The Book was published by Lee and Low Books earlier this year.

Corbin won the 2012 Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize for his comic But I Can’t and was nominated for the 2014 British Comics Awards in the Emerging Talent category for the graphic novel Breaker’s End.

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Find more of Corban’s work online;

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STAFF NEWS: MA SHOW

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Graduates and GAA’s SHAZLEEN KHAN and ALEX MOORE will both be exhibiting in Middlesex University’s  Children’s Bool Illustration and Graphic Novels MA end of year show. Shazleen, who is graduating this year, will be displaying work from ANATHEMA her FMP graphic novel exploring the friendships and shifting relationships between a class of girls studying at a school of magic as well as her comics and picture books this year.

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Alex, who will be graduating next year, will be showing work from her picture book WHAT WOLVES DO, as well as THUNDERBIRD, a short comic about hitmen, guilty consciences and bad tattoos.

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The exhibition runs from November 2nd-4th at the 5th Base Gallery- details below;

 

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STUDENT NEWS: HAHNEMUELE

Graduate JAMES OSES was recently interviewed by HAHNEMUELE PAPER about his practice and the tools he uses to create his work.  Founded back in 1584, Hahnemuele is a state of the art paper manufacturers who produce traditional artist papers, FineArt inkjet papers and speciality papers for industry and filtration.

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James Oses is a freelance illustrator based in South London, where he constantly finds new exciting places to paint. Recently he has started to experiment with more art materials which has helped him see places from a different perspective. His latest work is a collage of the Battersea Power Station in London done on Hahnemühle Harmony Watercolour paper.

 

How did you start making art?

I studied illustration at Middlesex University and this was where I really got into sketching on location. We would do trips to various places and museums and this was how I developed an interest in drawing and painting in different environments.

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What inspires you?

For personal work my local area and London as a whole plays a big role in what I like to draw. I like street scenes a lot, but I’m also interested in painting natural landscapes. I’ve started experimenting with different materials like collage recently as well which helps to see things in new ways.

What is your most important artist tool?

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I have a small palette of Winsor & Newton watercolours which I’ve handpicked and changed around – about 20 squeezed into a travel box. I like this size as its good for holding for hours on end! I’d be pretty lost without these I think.

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What advice would you give to other artists?

If you haven’t tried, have a go at working outdoors. It can be a really rewarding experience and you often meet interesting people, and sometimes future clients. Business cards are handy. Also, be nice to people.

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You can read the interview in full HERE

Find more of James’ work online:

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STUDENT WORK: HOUSE OF ILLUSTRATION CHALLENGE

This September the HOUSE OF ILLUSTRATION asked artists and illustrators to do a one-inch drawing for each day of the month inspired by John Vernon Lord who, in 2016, did a drawing for every single day of the year.

Several of our students took on the 30 day challenge including ELLEN KNOWLES  and LORRAINE ANSELL– bellow are some of the illustrations they created for the brief;

 

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ELLEN KNOWLES

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LORRAINE ANSELL

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GRADUATE NEWS: IF YOU LOVE THIS PLANET

Last year graduate AMBER COOPER-DAVIES was commissioned by ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) to create an animation illustrating Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow’s passionate call to action, on the day that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted at the United Nations — 7 July 2017.


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Amber had previously worked with ICAN on her WIA award nominated animation THE NUCLEAR AGE IN SIX MOVMENTS .

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STUDENT WORK: MACMILLAN PICTURE BOOK COMPETITION

During the 2nd year our students will be tasked with creating a 32-page book. While these can be on any subject often these are created with the Macmillan Children’s Picture Book Competition in mind. Below are some of last year’s outcomes;

 

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CAROLINE HENDRIKSEN

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CYNTHIA PELLA

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ILKE MISIRLIOGLU

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GRADUATE NEWS: SECRET 7″

Since 2012 SECRET 7″ has held an open competiton, inviting artists to create sleeve artwork for seven selected tracks. Out of these 700  will be selected and exhibited with the records and their illustrated sleeves being sold for a chosen charity.

We are delighted to say that gaduates JAMES BOAST, CHARLOT KRISTENSEN and LUKE SPICER were all selected for this year’s show. You can check out their illustrations below;

 

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JAMES BOAST

(I Saved the  World Today- Eurythmics)

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CHARLOT KRISTENSEN

(All Surface No Feeling- Manic Street Preachers)

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LUKE SPICER

(Lover You Should Have Come Over- Jeff Buckly)

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You can view the whole gallery of all 700 sleeves HERE