This week has been a busy one, and with the creation of our logo for Divide & Nurture we simply had to blog about something pretty relevant to any artist/illustrator, that being how to work hand made into the digital space without losing that sense of craftsmanship.
The hand made process: Here at D & N we start every process off by being inspired by what is around us, then its pen to paper to visually document our illustrations. This is the most important part of what we do, and for us, where a large part of the craft is.
The digital process: We are graphic designers by trade, so the best way to bring what we have already done on paper is to work on it digitally – its a great platform to work from, and by mixing the hand made craft and digital you are able to really get the best out of what you are doing.
This is a logo in the working – its not there yet- but we are almost there! Simply impossible for application, but hey, we like it that way.
Just yesterday I was discussing with a friend of mine how we think winter in Melbourne is over and that we are now on the home stretch back to nice Melbourne summer days. One my way this morning and I can barely walk against the wind and rain. But, it’s not all bad; the best thing about winter is winter fashion. This winter, it’s been a gem.
The Bennie, a staple of the wardrobe i think-is all over the streets this winter. And they look amazing because they are in strong colours – like bright green! You can see these trend setters floating above the greys and washed out blues of the hustle & bustle of busy winter streets.
Photography doesn’t get much better in Melbourne during winter, those golden shots of reflections, mirrored images in water and the rain creating a haze over a busy night time city.
And lastly, what winter does is gives us an excuse to sit in doors, drink mulled wine and draw some great illustrations.
But to be fair, im going to WA tomorrow where its and Sunny 24 deg, so, with all the advantages of the winter, I still look for swift escape to summers horizons.