Friday, 17 May 2013

Workshops, print prep, and deadline to win one of my illustrations!


Like my friend old 'Turkey Neck' here, I have recently aged another year. As I get older, I am getting wiser and organising my work! So this week has been all about prep.


Roughs have been sent off to a client this morning,  and now I'm finalising plans for some upcoming workshops and getting illustrations ready to screen print in a couple of weeks' time.

Workshops are fun as they
re-focus my enthusiasm for illustrating.

Just by seeing young people get excited by image-making, I want to get back into the studio again!

I was reminded of this when House of Illustration sent me the above images of workshops I ran at the end of last year for their Picturing Poetry project. It gave me more ideas for the workshop plans I'm currently putting together! Thanks for the reminder HOI!

Lastly, you have until midnight tonight to win a giclée print of mine! Click here for more details on how you can win an illustration I created of Rosehill in Nuneaton, hometown of the writer George Eliot. Hurry up and sign up for your chance to win in this free prize draw!

The image was one of three, commissioned by Playwright Vanessa Oakes. Visit her blog Desperately Seeking George for further information about her work.

Have a great weekend all.

Friday, 10 May 2013

It's been a while, but I'm back and ready to Cycle!

Over the last two months I've been preparing my website, organising a forthcoming solo exhibition and spent some time visiting clients and galleries in Dubai and India!

Both were inspirational, and as a result I've been working on some illustrations inspired by the patterns, typography and architecture surrounding my journey to both countries. Watch them appear in the coming weeks on the blog.

Here's a little on-site renovating I did of my mum's house number, situated just outside of Kolkata. In Bengali the word reads my surname: 'Sarkar'

Image of a post box with the word 'Letters' and 'G14' illustrated on itImage of post outside a house with the word 'Sarkar' illustrated in Bengali

Masks intrigued me a few weeks ago, so I've been working on an image to screen-print here: What colours would you all like to see it in?

I'm thinking it would make a great t-shirt.

Which mask are you?

'Meandering Masks' by Jhinuk Sarkar

On another note, this weekend I'm preparing for my first training for the London to Brighton Bike Ride in September 2013 - I'm doing it for the Arts! Find out more here and see the illustration I made below for the cause!

'London to Brighton Bike ride' promotional image for Shape by Jhinuk Sarkar
I look forward to reading your comments! Until next week...