Jill Robb Imagery. Editorial illustrator, Artist and Designer
Quirky, fun imagery inspired by nature, imagination and play

An illustrated look at my pursuit of illustration...

My 10,000-hour journey of illustration began in photography, pixels were morphed into digital art, expanded via pigments in traditional Arts and Graphic design to build and hone the skills required for my imagery creation and layout design. 

Posts tagged Hatch
Ink harvest re-hatched

Now that spring has well and truly sprung, I have re-hatched my ink harvest.

My original "Harvest" word-art was done a few years ago when I had just fallen in love with ink. It was rushed for a project and I didn't spend the time on it that I would have liked to.

Lately, I had been feeling like I was at an impasse with drawing, painting and digital, and I realised that I hadn't just played with ink for too long.
Fuelled by the impetuous energy of the spring reboot, I decided to go back to basics with my favourite dip pens and scratch away with some hatching techniques and to revisit this project with a hand a little more ink fluent.

My ink illustrations are still far from where I would like them to be, but just having a play has nourished the love I have for ink and those scratchy pens. There are some pens that just don't work for me on some days, but on another day I can't put them down, I just accept this now and know a bad nib today will amaze me another day, it may be lame but the fun-damentals really do remind you of the fun and why it's your passion.

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Original post blogged on 17the September 2018, Re-blogged due to moved domain.

Pen and Ink fail, for a better Butterfly
Pen and Ink fail, for a better Butterfly

This image was a failure, the goal was to create an ink illustration for my portfolio. While composing the elements I had the idea to add one of my old incomplete oil paintings to the background. I loved the effect and the mood it created, but the time spent hatching and crosshatching the butterfly and the tree was all but lost, and the piece was no longer a pen and ink illustration.

Don't get me wrong, I am delighted with the result, but if this was not a personal piece, it would have been a failure to never see the light of day.

**Spoiler alert** My next illustration for my children's book illustration portfolio WILL be pen and ink.

Original post blogged on 10th September 2018, Re-blogged due to moved domain.