Archive | December, 2011

Cartoons

30 Dec
Kooky Scientist

Here is some work in progress . I have begun recently a series of cartoon posters with elements of graffitti  art in the background these drawing/painting are made on full size canson art paper (50cm x 65cm) and are made with a variety of mediums including magic markers , watercolour pencils, spray paint and drippy markers. I am finding the whole experience quite freeing and a departure from my more precise penwork featured in earlier posts. I have been pencilling in the characters directly and masking out areas to spray paint .It is great fun and a little messy. But it definately makes a change to see smudges , drips and scribbles directly on my work in the place of spotless white paper. I am enjoying the mixed media so much I am thinking of adding elements of collage and maybe fabric to the posters.The characters are Tokyo street kids but they have been made to look like cartoon characters.

SmileySmiley CloseupStreet PunkStreet Punk CloseupCombat PunkBoho Chick

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Black and white fine liner pen work

30 Dec
Tribal Girl

Tribal Girl

For my first blog entry I would like  to share some work I have already published for sale on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/TokyoPunk 

Skater Girl

Skater Girl

This is a series of fine liner pen drawings, some were also made with indian ink, all the images are drawings made from fashion photography from various different sources that I have collected over the years. I hope that by rendering these images in pen and ink as I have I have given them a new dimension and sense of originality.All these images are aproximately A4 dimensions mounted on A3 dark grey card mounts making them a standard dimension for framing.

 The first image is a skater girl with windswept hair , her face is in the shadow and she is wearing a cherry print cocktail dress contrasting high fashion with street culture.

Denim Girl

Denim Girl

 I had alot of fun drawing the textures and patterns on this piece and wonder how it would look in colour.

 The second picture I have posted here is called Windswept Girl, she was quite a challenge as she is very blonde so both her eyebrows and eyelashes had to be treated with alot of care, her jet black roll neck jumper is in strong contrast with her pale complexion and blonde hair . It is this contrast that makes this an interesting image I think. That and the texture in the different strands of her hair.

 The images I want won’t upload in the correct order as I’ve gone back and changed them a couple of times now and its still wrong Im going to leave them as they are but with captions so you can tell which one is which. Sorry this is the best I can do it is 4am and I am still blogging.

Yeah , so image number 3 and the second one you’re seeing is denim girl quite self explainatary she is wearing alot of denim which again was a challange in texture and tone. I dont know if i have uploaded the image large enough to see but I drew in all the stitching on her jacket.

Picture number 4 is Tribal Girl , I love the contrast in her clothing all the african jewellery and the little cats on her blouse she is one of the most elegant and most striking images I have made , the photo reference I used translated really well in this case into a drawing.

 Drawing number 5 is Boy with Scarf  . He is wearing a variety of woollen textured clothing as well as a tweed jacket and pendant jewellery. As I can remember the creases in his jacket and all the woollen textures and patterns proved difficult to represent.

Drawing number 6 is Glamour Girl. It is a drawing of a girl in an evening gown reclining . Her dress is a shiny silk and there are lots of contrasts between light and shade in the creases and folds of the fabric, her face is also partially in shade and she has heavy eye make up.

Drawing number 7 is Country Girl . She proved to be alltogether more difficult to draw due to the heavy contrasts and shaded areas of her face and hair .Some how I don’t think I quite managed to do  what I wanted with this one although I am quite pleased with some of the plaiting in her unruley hair and her expression.

Drawing number 8 is Boy in Suit which is my personal favorite pen drawing , he also took the longest time to complete the sense of light and shade in this image were very delicate and his suit was covered in embroidered roses . I had to be incredibly careful with each pen stroke as pressing a tiny bit too hard would have ruined the whole picture.

 Finally we come to drawing  number 9 , which is a picture of an American Indian Girl she is looking into the light giving an interesting effect to her face and hair . The drawing is slightly smaller than the others but took about the same amount of time to complete. I hoped you enjoyed looking at my first post  to my blog and remember all these drawings are ready to frame amd available for sale on Etsy I ship worldwide. Thankyou sorry again for getting some of the uploads in the wrong order and good night!! x LuCy

Red Indian Girl

Red Indian Girl

Boy in Suit

Boy in Suit

Country Girl

Country Girl

Glamour Girl

Glamour Girl

Boy with Scarf

Boy with Scarf

Windswept Girl

Windswept Girl

Lucysartspace an Introduction

29 Dec

Dear Readers,

This is meant as a brief introductory overview of my new blog Lucysartspace. My name is Lucy Sutcliffe and I am a 35 year old artist living and working in Brittany France. This blogspace is meant to showcase both finished pieces and work in progress as a tool to document my creative journey as I work  , as well as containing links to my Etsy site and facebook. Inspiration and interests include street art and street culture ,anti-fashion ,alternative fashion , urban culture, sprawling metropoles, subways, high rise blocks, graffiti , modern Japan and cartoon art. I  paint and draw in a variety of media including; watercolour, gouache, ink, pen and ink, fine liners, magic markers , drippy markers, spray paint ,acrylic ,collage and fabric. Thankyou for reading thusfar and I hope you enjoy looking at my artwork, X LuCy.