17 September 2009

Hand in

I drew on paper, scan it and coloured on computer. I tried to apply scanned watercolour, textured paper on the line drawing but they didn't suit my drawings. With the techniques, my drawing floats on the colour too much. I gave them some colour variation because they might have to think the colour balance of whole magazine. But they might go with green background and different colour panel one.

15 September 2009

Draft of the page for OKIDO

Draft of the tear page. They liked it and I'll go with this design.

11 September 2009

Visiting OKIDO

I visited OKIDO studio and show my works.

OKIDO is an art and science magazine for children of age between 2 and 7.

From left to right, Rachel Ortas (Illustrator and Creative Director), Sophie Dauvois (Editor), Alex Barrow (Illustrator and Creative Production)

Happily they liked my works and gave me an opportunity to do one page of the next issue!
The page content is already decided and is about different function of tear. They said it's very important to think that the magazine is for kids. The page should not be complicated and should be clear. It's nice to leave some space. They showed me some good samples. Those made me think that I can try a lot of method to colour such as painting directory, painting other surface then scan and combine with drawing, using texture of paper, making a gap between line and colour surface like screen-printing, etc.

OKIDO is published in a flat where Sophie, Sophie's son and Rachel are living. The space is filled with lots of Rachel's works and many lovely books and stuffs. Very relaxing space.

8 September 2009

Response from OKIDO

I got an email from Sophie, editor of OKIDO magazine.

Hi Soju,

Sorry for the late reply.
OKIDO was off for the summer and the pile of messages is big.
I would love you to come and spend sometimes with us at OKIDO Studio.
You could may be come this week for an chat and a interview if you are free.
We are based in Brixton and are currently working from home before we move to our studio in the coming months.
Wednesday or Thursday would be good for us, let me know if you are free to come and visit us on one of those days.
Thank you for your interest
All the best