Fine Art and Mixed Media Illustrations
A diverse collection of traditional and contemporary drawing styles
Here at LongSide experimenting is essential to creating artwork like no other. This collection of artworks feature a really unique blend of technical and fine art disciplines that very few other studios put together. The ability to blend such a great array of styles brings a fusion of aesthetic appeal that has the ability to retain the eye of the viewer for far longer and enhance their viewing pleasure. Drawing from a background in fine art painting with watercolours, acrylic and oils there is a strength to the images that can be found in everything from the colour to the brush stroke, the texture to the warmth of the artists style. You can see every mark, nothing is hidden in this process, with every touch of the tool to canvas these marks carry meaning, importance and purpose and therefore nothing can become a mistake. This free style of creating new illustrations allows the naivety of the marks to add real character whilst the sketched lines and scribbled crayons show the craftsman at work, this can be important in translating the dedication that goes into each and every piece. The traditional style are fused with modern digital drawing techniques that offer he ability to combine every element with strong bold colours and lines that can be manipulated with ease. Often these images can appear dream like with objects, people and places all flowing into one moving scene as the digital techniques free up each part to move in a way that traditional art cannot. These artworks are perfect for brands, companies, advertising that really need to show authenticity, craft and character. Whether it's a drawings of a chef in his kitchen or a craftsman in his shed, the style carries your story and presents it in an exciting and beautiful way.