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of deans and pirates

University of the Arts London paid me to go to this meeting today with the deans of Camberwell and Central Saint Martins. But it was all about complicated paperwork no one had sent to me (thank goodness!) and I really wasn't at all sure what I was doing there. Plus the room was hot. These are my detailed conclusions from the review:



And I promised Openwide Theatre absolutely ages ago that I would do this poster. I think it is the quickest commission I have ever done, and I'm feeling a bit guilty about that, but I hope it looks okay. If you ever get a chance to see one of their plays, they do cracking children's shows. Two of the actors, Nicole and Gillian, were some of the first people I met when I moved to London, when I was still having to use a map to find my way back to my flat. I was walking down the street and say them trying to load a ten-foot-long stuffed pigeon into a fairly small van and I just had to ask.



Last night I went to the opening of Oliver Jeffers' exhibition at the Illustration Cupboard. Jeffers is amazing, and selling up a storm, too. He's only done a few books, but apparently they account for three percent of UK children's book sales. Not bad.

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squirmy
May. 8th, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
I think the second-from-bottom-left gentleman's nostril is peering at me ominously. His nose is rather compelling.

Lovely sketches.


Also, I hope you don't mind but I've added you to my friends list with the express intent of lurking for artwork. It's rather lovely.

xxx
jabberworks
May. 8th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
Very glad you like them, and thanks for adding me! Hmm, yes, that IS a rather large nostril.
(Anonymous)
May. 8th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
GREAT poster! Hey, would that be the same Gillian we spoke about before? She's SO cool!

You've met the new Dean of Camberwell? I like the sound of her! Is one of the sketches of her?
trypanocorax
May. 8th, 2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
That was me, by the way. Not quite sure why it went anon.
jabberworks
May. 8th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Yes, same Gill, and the dean's not in this one, but she's here.
candygourlay
May. 8th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
livejournal doesn't llike me. it wants me to remain anonymous. that was me talking about the poster. sob.
(Anonymous)
May. 8th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
love that poster! did they want it to be in shades of blue?
jabberworks
May. 9th, 2008 06:04 am (UTC)
They did have very definite ideas, but colour wasn't so much one of them. I had to talk them around to letting me draw the chest at an angle, instead of straight on, with no perspective.
dlasky
May. 9th, 2008 07:57 am (UTC)
Great sketches. & I LOVE the hairstyle of the woman on the far right.
jabberworks
May. 9th, 2008 08:02 am (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah, I like that one best, too. I spent too much of the meeting staring at her hair in fascination. It was pinned up, but it still looked very hot for the weather. I think that's because the way it was bunched up made it look like a fur hat.
dlasky
May. 9th, 2008 08:43 am (UTC)
I'll bet the Thatcher family could do a thing or two with that hair.
jabberworks
May. 9th, 2008 09:34 am (UTC)
Ha ha, I'm sure you're right! And Maggie, too, for that matter, she was good at the whole sculpted hair thing.
rainboworchid
May. 9th, 2008 12:33 pm (UTC)
And was also on the far right. (a bit).
jabberworks
May. 9th, 2008 12:44 pm (UTC)
Too true! Well spotted... ;-D
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