The illustration course at the University of West England once again showed as part of Free Range at the Truman Brewery. Here’s my pick of Break a Lead: Masque.
Imaginary brutalist building collages by Jessica Johnson were inspired by buildings in Barcelona and Paris. I also liked her space themed patterns such as these parachute rockets.
Elin Lisabeth explored a scratchy style reminiscent of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Nice drawings from Camille Loftin focused on relaxed modes of contemporary study.
Jack Xander created surreal landscapes and creatures – loved his colourful explorer traversing a jungle beneath a volcano.
I really liked architectural drawings by Raphael Greaves, but they were hard to photograph due to strange yellow lighting!
Millie Duffey made wonderful characters, both drawn and in ceramic form.
Simple but effective designs by Niall Greaves worked well in concertina format.
Sam Cox, The Doodle Man covered an entire room with his signature drawings, and he was indeed wandering the show dressed like this. Sam has produced work for an impressive roster of commercial clients, and I would love him to submit some work for my new colouring book open brief.
Josh Cook had fun upcycling crochet to create surreal faces.
There was lovely movement in these cavorting animals by Alex Christian.
And lastly I liked these patterns for a project called Block Holiday, artist unknown.
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