Darren Booth is a freelance Canadian illustrator and letterer. He perfectly describes his vibrant work as “painterly fragmented with collage”. His unique artwork is collage using paper, pencil, paint, scissors and glue. In an interview with The Artfuls, Darren explains his process:
“I always start with pencil to paper by writing down keywords or drawing thumbnails while creating mind maps. From there I’ll pick out a few directions that I think can work and then refine them and decide what is working and what isn’t. Sometimes it’s easy to see if there a clear winner. Sometimes the client decides what piece should be finalized.
After sketches I simply just transfer the drawing to a canvas or printmaking paper and start painting with acrylics. My finished pieces take anywhere from 6 hours to 30 hours to complete, depending on complexity. Frustration plays into amount of time, as well. Paintings always seem to fight back at some point, especially when working with collage. If I lay a piece of collage, it sometimes affects a different area and then that area needs to be changed. This process goes on the entire time and then all of a sudden it clicks. As frustrating and time consuming as it can be, I trust the process.”
Find photos of his process on his blog here and the full Artfuls interview here and more of Darren’s Booth work on his website here.
All images from Darren Booth’s website and blog
“All the Buildings in New York” project was originally started in 2010 by Australian illustrator James Gulliver Hancock, as a personal illustrative diary of the buildings he had seen and loved whilst living in Brooklyn, New York.
Now in 2013 and with more than 500 illustrated buildings, James has a book out soon “All the Buildings in New York: That I’ve Drawn So Far.” The book features iconic buildings, such as the Empire State, Rockefeller Center, and Flatiron Building, as well as the everyday buildings that make up New York City.
Here are some words on the projects origins from James’ recent interview with The New York Times:
“Eventually it got people interested and they started asking for drawings of certain buildings. They had lovely reactions to my work: ‘I never knew my building had this or that detail.’”
You can buy his book from Amazon or Rizzoli and see more of his work here.
All images sourced from James Gulliver Hancock’s website.
Inspired today by the soft, yet incredible attention to detail in these graphite illustrated portraits by Italian illustrator Thomas Cain’s ‘Friendsbook – portraits of friends’
See more of Thomas Cain’s work via his Behance portfolio
I’m inspired today by Melbourne creative, Abby Seymour. I love her meticulous attention to detail not only with her unique bespoke jewellery but also with her beautiful illustrated custom jewellery bags.
See more of her beautiful creations here.
All images via Abbey Seymour’s website