Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Rouleur issue 17.6

Latest set of illustrations for Rouleur, looking at the growing use of social media among road cyclists and the effects that it has had on the sport. I think I must have said it quite a lot before, but I really love working with these guys. The briefs are super fun and interesting and the images just come really easily.

Below are the final pieces. I'll also include a few of the roughs at the end. Before I've been a bit reluctant to share any rough work just because there may be the chance to recycle the idea or composition with another brief, but these are pretty specific so should be safe. My process of work took a bit of a dramatic shift from my usual approach and the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil were the only materials I used to create the roughs. As I mentioned before, I'm going to do a little write up on the iPad and my practice, but the benefit of using them meant that I was able to focus solely on the ideas and just pick up and create, rather than having to split my time between ideation and sifting through papers, for textures, colours, scanning, working up the roughs slightly etc.

Saturday, 26 August 2017


Over 20 million people are facing severe famine and starvation due to drought. Climate change is a huge aggravating factor scorching harvests and ruining livelihoods, but we can all help change this!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Like the Wind

Here's a recent piece I did for Like the Wind magazine #13. I got to illustrate a really great article by James Dunn (instagram) about using memory and music to help him run and train further. I wanted to convey the solitariness of his process, lost in his own head but enforce he was by no means alone or lonely. The illustration ended up being really striking and quite graphic which I really like, whilst keeping texture and plenty of depth.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Some things I've been working on

As well as working on commissions I've been trying to improve my shop game! So I've been creating a few prints in order to boost my passive income and also just switch gear and try a few new things. A few months ago I got an ipad pro for a number of different reasons (I'm actually going to do a little post/review of this real soon) and creating these prints is just a way of me experimenting with the mix of collage and digital to see how I my illustrations can retain that tangible, textured depth and be digital at the same time.

Here are a few

All prints are available to buy either through Facebook (please like and share if you're into that :) ) or you can shoot me an email Grace01_25@hotmail.com