Thursday, 30 March 2017

Illustrated Calendar

I am planning to make a calendar for next year.
I didn't leave enough time for myself last year to make a calendar. So I am starting early this year to complete 12 illustrations.

It already went through one idea change from my initial idea but I am settled on doing less known places in or around London this year. I happened to visit Greenwich recently and I just wanted to capture the place in my own style. Another inspiration is this book, "Tired of London, Tired of Life" - by Tom Jones and illustrated by Hannah Warren. ( Published from Virgin Books). It is a book listing less known places in London and you can visit a place a day. I always loved this book and went to places that were mentioned in the book and loved them. ( I even written a blog post about those exciting places I visited from the book here. )

"Tired of London, Tired of Life"

Here are the illustrations I have done so far. I am also trying to limit the use of colour in each image to practice my colour palette.
The locations are entirely my selfish choice of my favourite places around London. OK, so it's 3 down, 9 more to go!

Greenwich observatory and the university building

Bushy Park before spring


既に最初のテーマのアイデアはボツにしてしまったのですが、どうやら2018年のカレンダーは「ロンドンのあまり知られていない場所」をテーマに12枚描いていこうかと思います。最近グリニッチに行く機会があり、グリニッチ天文台や、あの壮大な大学の建物の雰囲気を絵にしてみたいと思ったのと、私が愛読している「Tired of London, Tired of Life」にも影響されてこのテーマにしてみました。この本に載っている場所を訪れたときのブログも過去に書いております。ご興味のある人はこちらも読んでみてください。ロンドン市内の有名どころだけじゃなく、私の独断と勝手で選ばせていただきます、「あまり知られていないけど素敵な場所」をイラストにしていきます。イラストは既に描いた3枚、あと残り9枚!頑張って完成させます。

Photo I took of Kingston riverside.

Work in progress for Kingston image.

Kingston-upon-Thames riverside

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