In just a few weeks Inkygoodness will be taking part in this years UPFEST, joining fellow creatives Decked, Boys Who Draw, Girls Who Draw & more in a very special Live Illustration Drawing event! Organised by Bristol illustrator Dave Bain, this new addition to the UPFEST programme centres on local Bristol illustrators & friends coming together to create one-off drawings which will then be auctioned for charity. It’s the first time illustrators have been included in the event, and promises to be a very exciting and fun-filled day!
Representing Inkygoodness will be illustrators Lisa Hassell, Michelle Turton & Chris Dorning aka Moot. We’ll be heading down to the Tobacco Factory on Saturday 5th June armed with paint, posca pens and pencils for our first collaborative drawing and would love to see some friendly faces! Fancy getting involved? We’ll be turning the tables on you to decide what we draw on the day! Send in your ideas to us via comments, via facebook or twitter and we’ll pick the best ones to create on our drawing. We will be tweeting throughout the day live on Saturday 5th June as the action unfolds – follow us on twitter for live coverage and see if your suggestion is picked!
UPFEST will be staged at the Tobacco Factory, Southville, Bristol on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th June.
Mc Bess (Matthieu Bessudo) is a french illustrator living in London. His style is a mix of influences such as Fleischer Studios‘ old cartoons which he actualizes by using contemporary shapes, symbols and types.
Mc Bess drawings often represent himself at the center of a surrealist world filled with food and musical references, such as amps, guitars and records. He’s also a musician in the band “The Dead Pirates”.
Mc Bess recently exhibited as part of Pick Me Up Graphic Design Fair, and at the Concrete Hermit store in Shoreditch, exhibiting detailed framed drawings and a large wall painting. Visit his official website for pics of his latest exhibitions here.
Marcus Butt creates bold, colourful and graphic illustrations, inspired by geometric and angular shapes + patterns. His work has appeared in publications such as Wallpaper* Magazine Graduate Directory , YCN Ideas Illustrated and Creative Review.
A recent graduate from UWE in Bristol, Marcus quickly gained professional recognition as the 2009 winner of the Lloyd TSB ‘Art of Nurture’ competition. He has since focused on developing his freelance career as an editorial illustrator, and will be exhibiting with us in London at the next Inkygoodness show.
Gizem Vural creates beautifully intricate illustrations of female characters, often surrounded by dream-like imagery. Weaving their thoughts into surreal compositions; buildings, undergrowth and insects emerge from their hair, like her recent drawing entitled “My Hidden Friend”.
Originally from Istanbul where she was born in 1988, Gizem has been playing the piano, creating art and practicing ballet since she was 3. She is now focusing on illustration, whilst studying at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. Taking time to experiment with her minimalist style, making her own music and animations, Gizem dreams of creating her own world. Here is a preview of her new illustration work for Inkygoodness 4 – we can’t wait to see the finished drawing! Visit her blog here.
A visual wonderland of creative talent, Pick Me Up Graphic Design Fair was inspiring, fresh and exciting! Highlights included Print Club London, showcasing a delightful display of colourful screen prints by their members, and Rob Ryan’s beautiful work studio which had been re-created especially for the event.
We loved the new Felt Mistress plushies, designed for Nobrow, and the Peepshow exhibit which featured lots of wooden characters lovingly hand painted. It was great to see such a staggering collection of up and coming artists too – we instantly fell in love with a stunning print by Mathis Rekowski – created especially for the event and on sale for a mere £20!
The perfect way to spend a rainy bank holiday, Pick Me Up runs until Monday 5th May – don’t miss it!