Are you offering artists any kind of compensation for the work you use?
Because we’re students the only compensation/ payment we can offer is a copy of the finished book and of course full credit for any work produced. In short the idea behind it is to get peoples work circulating, getting your work published is always a good thing, and we hope people will have fun with this brief and show the best of what they do. What did you have in mind?
Selling originals too at this Sundays No Strings Attached event , along with zines, postcard prints and on the day doodles! Get down there for some top notch music and ale :)
ROJO & BAXTER:”EVERYTHING TASTES OF THE SEA” Art book Submission:
Rojo & Baxter is a collection of illustrators and practitioners wanting to create a 100-120 page art book showcase the best talents of up and coming Illustrators and practitioners.
In addition to the briefs handed out yesterday here is one for the people I have asked to get involved and anyone else who fancies being a part of Rojo & Baxter.
- “Everything tastes of the sea” - interpret that as you may.
- Keep to a maximum of 3 colours if you can as the 100-ish page book will be printed using the Risograph which prints similarly to screenprinting.
- Size requirements: keep your images to an A4 size or comfortably resizable to A4 at 300dpi.
- Double page spreads accepted though do take into account lost information within the gutter.
- The 2nd half of the book will be a space to showcase any and all artwork you wish to submit, be it illustration, fine art, short stories, poetry, photography etc.
Send all submissions via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, e-mail and website/ blog so we may credit your work appropriately within the publication.
Think thats’s about it can’t wait to hear from you.
Have spent a few days trying to create nice type for something because I know it’s my weak point, it still is but I think this is an ok draft.
Draft sketch for a piece coming up
A bit better but I still hate it so hard.
My door for the Royal Horticultural Society flower show is finished!
quick sketch out for my first idea for this poster, might tone it down a tad
I’d say I wish I had longer to develop this picture book but it is intended as a sample to show what I wanna do for a much bigger project, so I guess I can though I do love the subject matter which I will not be repeating. I may come back to this as a vanity project in the future.
Front cover to a wonderful collaboration I’m working on, abit hush hush until it’s finished though I’m afraid but I’m pretty jazzed about it all :)
I have an event coming up where Rojo & Baxter will have a stall set up now if your’re around the Birmingham / Manchester area and wanna get involved get in touch and il be happy to have your work on display. 26th of May people so get busy.
Doing loads of rough sketches like this today to help determine whether a loose style would be good for a thing I’m doing
Door project started today for some BBC flower show thing, will update daily until its donnnnnne
Ok so I was going to a series of 3 of these for my current project. But the thing is, it just doesn’t work. There’s too much going on, it busy, it’s messy (not in a good way) and also it doesn’t really look like my work, bar from the pattern I do not connect to this style at all, it’s always good to try stuff I suppose but it’s also good to know when to stop yourself from doing work you don’t have any love for.