A PAINTING MOCK-UP
In June I will be participating in a collective exhibition in Bristol with a butt-load of other awesome illustrators & artists.
The exhibition is called ‘BUNT’ and is organised by local creative super-force Drawn in Bristol. They’ve asked local artists & designers to create pieces based on local endangered species which they’ll paint onto triangular pieces of wooden ply board. Each artist’s piece of delicious triangular artwork will then be hung up in line to form large bunting in various venues in Bristol city centre. What fun!
Below is a mock-up design for my painting. I chose to produce an image of a gannet, the large sea bird known for their striking blue eyes. I decided to show a few development stages for the design in order to show how I came to the final image. My initial idea was to simply have a gannet poised on a rock looking out to sea, however, I thought this was a bit unimaginative and not very challenging. On further research I found that gannets our known for diving skills in order to catch fish and which led me to something a lot more exciting and dynamic.
The design process was pretty challenging as there were a lot of elements that were unfamiliar to me; trying to capture water splashing, how water reacts below the surface when something hits it, and also trying to get a perspective that make sense to the viewer.When it comes to painting it up on the board I might still change a few things but overall I’m pretty pleased with the design.
The final painting along with all the other artists’ will be up for auction at the end of the exhibition in June I’m told. So if you’re looking to own a one-off piece of decorative triangle remember to bring you wallets and bidding canes. Here’s a link to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/232193386894753/235510626563029/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity