10 October 2011

Big Draw Brillustration at Blackwells

What a great day. The Brillustration group http://brillustrationbristol.blogspot.com/ (myself included) had a wonderful day on Saturday 8th of October, drawing live in the window of Blackwells bookshop Bristol - creating a 'free form' window display with no pre-sketches and no real plan! We had a window and a bookshop crammed with local illustrators and authors. There was badge making inside and lots of great badges were made (it was highly addictive!) and many of our books for sale inside the shop. There was a great buzz both inside and outside the shop. Lets hope we do lots more. We're hoping for a Christmas window which would be amazing.

                                                Blank paper of the most terrifying kind.

                      Beginnings. Illustrator Lauren Tobia's lettering kick starting us all into action.

                                                 Me and Lauren Tobia stuck in a window.

                               Lauren Tobia's great sketch of Anna Hibicus beside her book.

 My dragon from 'Sir Laughalot' making an appearance underneath Hannah Cumming's 'Lost Stars'.

                                                                 Finished window.

My favourite sketch of mine of the day. I was mortified it wasn't in my sketchbook so had to take a photo to remember it.
Well done us. From left to right - June Goulding, Lauren Tobia, Donough O Malley, Hannah Cumming, Sarah Warburton, Paula Bowles, Mark Sperring, Louise Cunningham and Rob(!). Essential contributors who had to leave before this pic - Sam Church and Lilly Allen.


Lilly Louise Allen Illustration said...

Brilliant review of the event! It was lots of fun. I think a christmas version would be really great! X

Brillustration said...

Fab !
lovely to see all that talent squished into a window .