Posts Tagged ‘Drawing’

Wolf Masks

Monday, September 9th, 2013
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Posted by Spike Dennis

Stockholm Fringe Festival
These are just a few examples of the masks made by some of the masks made by the lovely people of Stockholm who took part in our Running with Wolves project at Stockholm Fringe Festival this summer.

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Stockholm Fringe Festival

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Exquisite Corpses

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
Posted in: Blog, Work in Progress
Posted by Spike Dennis

Exquisite Corpse - Layla Holzer illustrator

Exquisite Corpses

Whilst at Winns Gallery last weekend with Layla and Marie we took the opportunity to collaborate and produce some new drawings. We followed the exquisite corpse method of taking it in turns to draw a part on the paper before folding it to conceal that part of the drawing, and then passing it to the next person for a further contribution. We retained the same media for each drawing to allow an element of consistency; one drawing was produced with indian ink, one with gouache and one with fine liner pens.

The exquisite corpse technique was invented by Surrealists and is similar to an old parlour game called Consequences in which players write in turn on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of the writing, and then pass it to the next player for a further contribution. The name is derived from a phrase that resulted when Surrealists first played the game; “Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau.” (“The exquisite corpse shall drink the new wine.”).

Exquisite Corpse - Marie-Louise Plum illustrator

It was great fun to produce these drawings and it was fascinating to note similarities in some of the imagery we produced despite not being able to see one another’s work. For example, Layla and I both drew mid-sections showing wolves in the womb whilst Marie and Layla both drew faces with beak-like masks reminiscent of those worn by the plague doctors in the middle ages. It was great to see that the themes and ideas that underpin much of our work criss-cross in this way.

We’re hoping to produce more drawings like this in future with a view to it leading to further direct collaborations between not just the three of us but other Wolves too.

Exquisite Corpse - Spike Dennis

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Marie-Louise Plum

Saturday, August 18th, 2012
Posted in: Alpha
Posted by Spike Dennis

Illustrator: Marie-Louise Plum

Marie-Louise Plum is a British illustrator based in London.

Working freehand in pen and ink, Marie-Louise creates creepy characters and fantastical vignettes full of mischief and humour.
As well as good ol’ fashioned editorial illustration, Marie has worked on a varied range of projects including a large scale wall piece for Forest Hall in Edinburgh, custom made Moleskine design for Modofly and wooden puzzles (one of which even snuck its way in to the Victoria & Albert Museum, London).

2008 saw the incarnation of her contemporary spirit masks, resulting in interactive live art installations taking place in Edinburgh, London and South East England. Marie’s exhibition of interactive live art and illustration toured the UK in 2010.

Marie is currently touring circus themed exhibition, HAPPYLAND, a body of work which includes illustrations on paper as well as more unconventional objects.

Illustration in pen and ink by Marie-Louise Plum - Bunny WalkIllustration by Marie-Louise Plum - Hanging TreeIllustration by Marie-Louise Plum - Skull VentMarie-Louise Plum - Whip BoyHand drawn illustration in ink and pencil by Marie-Louise Plum - Cockerel RideIllustration by Marie-Louise Plum - Cake ManIllustration in pen and ink by Marie-Louise Plum - Blood ManIllustration in pen and ink by Marie-Louise Plum - Brain Eater

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Chrissy Wallace

Sunday, March 4th, 2012
Posted in: Wolves
Posted by Spike Dennis

Chrissy Wallace was born in a hazy teutonic summer, riased on the mean cul-de-sacs of Glasgow, and is now seeking her fortune in the bewildering metropolis that is London.

Chrissy studied illustration at Glasgow Metropolitan University and latterly Westminster University and is now a freelance illustrator and model maker.

Chrissy’s primary tools are pen, ink, watercolour, acrylics, and polymer clay and she employs strong draughtsmanship and a keen eye for detail. Chrissy makes use of her dark sense of humour to create images that are concept driven, interesting, and thought provoking.

Chrissy Wallace - DuplicityChrissy Wallace - PerspectiveChrissy Wallace - EyeChrissy Wallace - Begin AgainChrissy Wallace - Crow

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