london, United Kingdom
Monsters is a london based collective of 6 freelance illustrators. we each have our own styles and areas of graphic design and animation. we promote our work collectively through promotional material, a group website, exhibitions, and specially designed monsters products.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Glasgow Jazz Festival

I was asked by the kind folk at Atalanta to illustrate Pharoah Sanders, the excellent Saxophone jazz musician, for this years Glasgow Jazz Festival. I rarely get to do these sort of commissions all the portrait illustrations I do tend to be personal projects only, so this will be for others eyes too!

I kept the colour palette limited to tie in with the magenta in the Jazz Fest logo, all the white lines for his beard and hat (he's had some awesome beards in his time) were drawn in dip pen, line work was reduced to a minimum to keep it bold and graphic.

The final piece will be a fold out leaflet measuring 530mm x 310mm with details of the festival on the other side. Check out this youtube clip of Pharoah Sanders and James Blood Ulmer doing some 'improv' blues jazz fusion...Nice.


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