Friday, 28 March 2014

Exhibitor Spotlight: Biying Tan

Biying Tan is an illustrator studying at UCLAN. Recent projects include mid-autumn festival greeting card designs and The Body Shop D&AD brief. When Biying designs she can be flexible to using a variety of techniques. These include watercolour, chalk, pen and Photoshop. She finds that using a different tool to draw the same thing can achieve different artistic effects. She has created cards using watercolour sketches to reflect the Chinese traditional festival atmosphere, finding inspiration from her heritage.

Contact for enquiries.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Superstitions: Part One

Richard Hamilton

Rach Jerath

In the theme of Friday the 13th, we set ourselves a brief as a group to come up with a response to the theme of "Supersition". Here's the first half of images that have been produced! Looking good, right? They will soon be available to purchase in print form. Our own Sophie Heywood  will be selling a limited run of postcard packs for the Manchester Print Fair, April 12th. Also we will be selling very special limited edition screen prints of each design at the actual degree show, so watch this space!

Monday, 24 March 2014

Bake Sale, Till 4pm Today

In an effort to raise funds for our degree show, we are starting with a bake sale! It's on till 4pm today in the UCLAN Student Union. Come on down and get some sweet treats!

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Exhibitor Spotlight: Ben Pickup

Ben Pickup is an illustrator based in Preston, Lancashire. He mostly uses plain black pencils 
as they allow him to produce detailed realistic drawings. He uses coloured pencils occasionally and recently has discovered a way to colour his pencil drawings digitally. His work consists of a realistic sense, however Ben  is inspired by more surreal work and likes to bring in other elements and bend reality.

Visit Ben's Facebook page here.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Exhibitor Spotlight: Benjamin Mason

Benjamin Bryan Mason is an illustration student from The Lake District in the middle of Cumbria. His main working method is pencil, ink and digital mediums. He takes inspiration from comics, graphic novels, video games and a multitude of artists with graphic styles. Benjamin’s work focuses on everyday people and their characteristics.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Exhibitor Spotlight: Aby Helme

Today we shine the spotlight on Aby Helme.

Aby lives in a little rural town, so her work is often influenced by the domesticity of day to day life there. In that sense she focuses on making honest reportage from what she sees around her. She likes portraying people, or places, exactly the way they are, be the subject bustling with acticity or stillness.

She prefers to produce work through traditional methodsm charcoal and ink in particular, and she's not afraid to make mistakes. She's not afraid to draw different things either, so I try to visually explore different shapes and sizes. She also experiments with with printmaking from time to time, as she likes to keep a varied practice.

Check out her Facebook page and her Etsy store.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

An Introduction

Hello, thanks for visiting. We are Preston Illustrate, a collective of third year illustration students from UCLAN, Preston. Our end of year degree show is Friday 13th of June 2014. This blog (along with other social media such as our Facebook and Twitter) is in aid of promoting the show and documenting the build up towards it. There will be spotlights on each exhibitors work, news and progress.

So RSVP and spread the word!

We may also be having a cheeky giveaway so watch this space!