Category Archives: Illustration

Featured Artist: Sterling Hundley

After a short absence, our regular artistic feature returns to the website. Today Kureen is honoured to share the work of illustrator, writer, painter and entrepreneur Sterling Hundley.

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Sterling Hundley’s images pay homage to fellow American N.C. Wyeth’s famous illustrations for the 1911 edition of Treasure Island published by Scribner and Sons.

Hundley’s illustrations focus on moments of dramatic tension in the text. His subjects are captured in mid-motion and rendered in a palette of sombre colours and textures that capture the violent undertones of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic text.

The judges of the 2015 V&A Illustration Awards were mesmerised by this book and described it as: “Richly coloured, atmospheric and stylistically consistent”

Hundley is currently Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia.

His mixed media approach combines traditional oil painting with  digital image editing in Photoshop; a technique that, he hopes, updates and repackages Treasure Island for a 21st century audience.

Text courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum of art and design.

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To see more of Sterling Hundley’s work visit his website —> HERE <—

Written by Dom Kureen

As a young rapscallion stranded on an Island, my time is split between writing, performing spoken word, wrestling alligators and delivering uplifting pep talks to hairdressers before they prune me.
I meditate and wash daily when possible.

Featured Artist: Zoe Sadler

Once there was a girl and one day she picked up a pen and a pot of ink…

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Zoe Sadler is an illustrator whose love of reading fairytales and penchant for her old-fashioned dip pen and pot of ink inspires her to create quirky hand drawn illustrations.

She was brought up on a small Scottish Croft in rural Aberdeenshire. In 2004 she graduated from Duncan and Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee with a degree in Illustration.

Following this, she completed a postgraduate diploma in publishing at Plymouth University.

Zoe then worked as an illustrator and book designer, at a London book publisher, for two years. She now works from her studio on the picturesque and inspiring Isle of Wight as a freelance artist and illustrator.

When Zoe is not covered in black ink and hasn’t got her pen and ink to hand she can most often be seen drinking earl grey tea, obsessively knitting mittens or spotted out and about in her red wellies walking her black lab ‘Wilson’.

Interested in finding out more about Zoe? Simply click on the links below the gallery.

 

Take a look at Zoe’s website —-> here <— If you’re quick there might be a few copies of ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’ available to purchase!

Written by Dom Kureen

As a young rapscallion stranded on an Island, my time is split between writing, performing spoken word, wrestling alligators and delivering uplifting pep talks to hairdressers before they prune me.
I meditate and wash daily when possible.

Featured Artist – Jonathan Habens

Jonathan Habens is the latest artist to feature on Kureen, to contact him check out his Tumblr or Facebook pages and if you like what you see please share the love!

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Jonathan studied Illustration & Print at Plymouth College of Art, where he attained a First Class Honours Degree. During this time he found a love for screen-printing and creating large detailed drawings for textile application.

Like most artists, Jon is influenced by his surroundings, and growing up in the rural British countryside on the cliff-sides and rustic beaches of the Isle of Wight.

Much of his work features nature & animals. His initial love of portraiture uncovered an ability and desire to get to the root of someone’s personality and try to tell their tale, from here the idea of subtle narratives started to take their place on the canvas.

 Jon has worked in branding, logo design & graphic design for advertisement. He is passionate about design and concept, from detailed photo real drawings to the simplest clean cut logos; it has to look great, feel cohesive and tell the story.

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Story telling is usually at the heart of what I do.” He says, and most of his rural feeling images are accompanied by allegorical storytelling and a whimsical twist hidden in his realistic & technical drawings.

“It would be a dream to Illustrate for fabric prints in the fashion world & wallpaper or upholstery. I get quite excited about fabrics and papers for the applications of my work. My inspiration comes many places, I adore Japanese illustrations and the print making processes originally used by the likes of William Morris as well as Victorian botanical illustration.”

Written by Dom Kureen

As a young rapscallion stranded on an Island, my time is split between writing, performing spoken word, wrestling alligators and delivering uplifting pep talks to hairdressers before they prune me.
I meditate and wash daily when possible.