Chuffed to see a sketch of mine on the cover of our the June issue of the local mag, along with a few nice words inside…
Woolston based graphic designer and illustrator, Alison Bates, is casting her sketch book aside and replacing it with an iPad. Alison’s colourful graphics have always been illustrative but drawing on an App called ‘Paper’ is leading to a whole new watercolour-style portfolio.
“It’s the quality of light that appeals”, she says. “The luminosity of drawing on a tablet makes it brilliant for drawing things like glazed tiles and plate glass on Victorian buildings, I’ve drawn ‘The London’ and The old National Provincial bank on the high street as well as ‘Wooden it Be Lovely’ here in Woolston. Also it’s great for drawing the sparkle of the sea, the shine on food, sunlight and just about everything I like.”
So what next? “I’m drawing an ebook using the app and will be doing a lot more sketching.”
Alison’s drawing of the Itchen Bridge on the cover can be seen in the ‘Urban Sketchers’ Exhibition which is on at Southampton Art Gallery until 14th June. For commissions and designs for print and web and to see more of her work go to www.pingsweetie.com