All the Little Things — Illustration

New Moon

Posted by Julia Ogden on

It has been a long time since I have drawn a moon in pen, so the other week I did! I drew it with a view to screen printing it. I have been mulling over how to draw a crescent moon with some kind of circle background as I really loved the sphere motif. I started sketching, not really sure how it would turn out.. I knew the circle in the background would need to be dark, but I still wanted some detail. This would prove tricky to print but I didn't know that for sure yet. My first attempt...

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Birds

Posted by Julia Ogden on

I began drawing birds at Art College. We had been set a project to make an artist's book based on whatever we liked and I very much liked Barry Hines "A Kestral for a Knave" at the time. I was in a strange stage of life where I had grown out of the small northern town where I came from but I was yet to find my feet in in this new and strange place; Edinburgh. I was reading a lot of northern literature as I liked to be transported to the comfort of the hills, yet most of it...

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Why I became a screen printer...

Posted by Julia Ogden on

It never crossed my mind to be a screen printer before my degree. I loved drawing, a bit of collage maybe, but that was it. However the print making department at Edinburgh College of Art was a very special place. It opened up a whole new world to me. I had already fallen in love with the concept of an artist's book and this was a place where I could print my primitively compiled words and illustrations. I did most of my lettering with letraset or words printed from my friends computer and then cut up and collaged, or even...

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