10.30am
17 August 2017

Winehouse

David De Las Heras for Elpaís Semenal for an article where the writer Leslie Jamison explores the obsession for the excessive life of the British singer, who died six years ago. Titled 'Confessions of an Unreleased Fan', David's portrait is richly painted, conveying the depth of Amy's character. 

10.30am
11 August 2017

Moving In, Moving Up

Deanna Halsall has been with CIA for mere weeks and is already off to an impressive start, continuing her dynamic success in creating textural graphic illustrations. We are taking this morning to welcome her into the clan, there's always room for your lovely plants. 

10.30am
10 August 2017

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Nishant gets all the fun jobs! Freundin published an article about female orgasms and he got to illustrate it. Quite simply, lots of O shapes - a top start to the day surely, See the full set here.

 

 

10.30am
9 August 2017

Sensitive Sketches

Please welcome our latest member Studio Morales. Applying the finest pencil shading and sweeping brush marks, Morales creates depth of character and intimacy in his portraitre that is packed full of feeling. We are proud to have you on board the CIA Wagon. Take a look at some more pieces over here

10.30am
8 August 2017

A Garden Displayed

Alice Patullo has been in the rolling Yorkshire countryside at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, updating us all with treats from her installed exhibition 'Of House and Home'. For those who can't make it, we thought it was only fair to share some of the beautiful prints and artworks. This piece is titled 'A Garden Displayed'. See many more over here

10.30am
31 July 2017

i-Pad Times

Much like many established artists Brian Grimwood has kept up with the digital times and you'll often find his paintbrush is replaced with a wacom pen. You'll still find the same sense of immediacy and fluidity in his work that's iconic and very much prolific work in advertising over since the 70's. Take a glance through his folio to compare the progression of ink to digital pen yourselves, it's a fantastic documentation of illustration. 

10.30am
26 July 2017

Going To School

Rose Blake has published her book 'Going To School' with Frances Lincoln Childrens Books. Hailed to be 'A gentle introduction to school'. Full of visual narratives and exciting things to spot, it's a great title for stimulating discussion. We have our own copy here full of charming scenes illustrated by Rose inside. 

 

Be sure to catch Roses's latest interview with Creative Lives as she discusses her working process.

 

 

10.30am
25 July 2017

Austen

Martin Haake has illustrated the life and works on Jane Austen in an inspired fan shaped timeline. As part of The Sunday Times, Martin depicts some of her memorable achievments with charming cut out folk characters and icons that fit well within his American folk style. There's a write up on Creative Review - check it out!

10.30am
20 July 2017

Greenwich

Home to the Meridian Line, Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum, the Old Royal Naval College including the fabulous Painted Hall, London’s cable car, Greenwich Market, Greenwich Park and The O2 arena - Jitesh Patel can map it all. He's king of the map, taking his moleskin wherever he goes and documenting cities intricacies and skylines. We fancy a jaunt to Greenwich now, that's for sure. 

10.30am
19 July 2017

Stoop

He's king of the north! We've got a Graham Robson for you this morning, he's showing off his rich graphic illustrations that feel so 90's tv show right now with coffee on a stoop. We are enjoying delving into the depths of Graham's imagination. See more from a little update over here