Musicians are great to draw and paint and throughout my career I keep coming back to them at one point or another. I was recently asked by Philippe Debongnie, a Belgian illustrator, to contribute an image to his website www.jazzanddraw.com . Inspired by his love of jazz, it’s a collaborative but curated venture involving images
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I was commissioned by musician and performance artist, Ingrid Plum to create a map as album artwork for her debut , Plangent. The map needed to show the journey Ingrid made creating the album, the instruments used and also the people who supported her musically on each track along the way. Travelling between the
Over the last 12 months I have been wealding chalk and posca pens for some chalkboard signage projects commissioned by the Duke of Yorks and Dukes at Komedia Cinemas in Brighton. The Duke of York’s cinema is the oldest working cinema in the UK and has a beautiful atmosphere with its original brass fittings and
The Agency Group asked me if they could use the map of Brighton from the Latest Discoveries as part of a goodie bag for a music industry event at the Great Escape – an amazing music festival in Brighton that showcases new and emerging talent. Schlepp around the 35 different venues in Brighton from pubs
I spent a long weekend at End of the Road Festival – hipster hangout, lumberjack chic everywhere you look, the cider bus and some great music. The sun shone hard in the middle of the Dorset countryside so there are lots of sketches of people wearing hats and coping with too much heat and alcohol!
This is a commission for the US band Auto Body. I work in acrylic on card which allows me to contrast flat colours (looking contemporary – eg; screen print revival and digital illustration) with more painterly marks (more traditional watercolour technique.) It’ll be interesting to see where these take me… Copyright – Helen Cann
This is a commission completed for the US band Auto Body. I’d like to do more work around musicians… Copyright – Helen Cann
I’ve been working on finishing some more images connected to music. I went to a folk night the other week and think it would be a great place to sketch. This image is from life and I think I might do more leaving the drawing visible against the card…
Old-style lettering, music, smoky joints and whiskey.
Jazz record. There’s a hole in the middle! Just had to be done….