Category Archives: Art

Retro Poster Illustration

Some Posters I have been working on for the area where I live. I love the retro feel of these, which somehow increases their appeal and makes them more evocative than just a plain picture or photograph would be.

Retro Poster Illustration

Some Posters I have been working on for the area where I live. I love the retro feel of these, which somehow increases their appeal and makes them more evocative than just a plain picture or photograph would be.

Graphic novel type illustration

I’m inspired by a lot of graphic novel type illustration at the moment. There’s some really great stuff out there and it’s really evolving as an Art form. I guess the thing with traditional hand-drawn illustration and art is, it

Graphic novel type illustration

I’m inspired by a lot of graphic novel type illustration at the moment. There’s some really great stuff out there and it’s really evolving as an Art form. I guess the thing with traditional hand-drawn illustration and art is, it

Neanderthal Picasso

An illustration I created for a piece entitled ‘Your more creative than you realise’ for Trendillustrated.com, which I really like. The article is based on the news of the recent discovery of cave paintings in Indonesia, which are the oldest

Neanderthal Picasso

An illustration I created for a piece entitled ‘Your more creative than you realise’ for Trendillustrated.com, which I really like. The article is based on the news of the recent discovery of cave paintings in Indonesia, which are the oldest

All new Website – Trend Illustrated.com

Dear Followers, in case you’ve been wondering why the posts have been a bit thin on the ground recently, its because I have been beavering away building my new website, Trend illustrated.com. No WordPress dot endings on this as it’s

All new Website – Trend Illustrated.com

Dear Followers, in case you’ve been wondering why the posts have been a bit thin on the ground recently, its because I have been beavering away building my new website, Trend illustrated.com. No WordPress dot endings on this as it’s

Lake Lugano – Oskar Koller

It’s been warm enough to get my paint brush outside in the open air where at first I struggled to remember what to do with it. I’ve been looking at the work of Oskar Koller again. His work is deceptively

Lake Lugano – Oskar Koller

It’s been warm enough to get my paint brush outside in the open air where at first I struggled to remember what to do with it. I’ve been looking at the work of Oskar Koller again. His work is deceptively

Raw Vision – Outsider Art

An old publication but a new one for me Raw Vison is the only internatioanl journal of Outsider Art. First published in 1989 it has continually given an insight into the art of the “unknown, untrained geniuses” who are the

Raw Vision – Outsider Art

An old publication but a new one for me Raw Vison is the only internatioanl journal of Outsider Art. First published in 1989 it has continually given an insight into the art of the “unknown, untrained geniuses” who are the

On the Telly

The good thing about drawing people from the telly is that they can’t see that you are doing it, although like real people they don’t sit still either!

On the Telly

The good thing about drawing people from the telly is that they can’t see that you are doing it, although like real people they don’t sit still either!

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Banksy

Banksy, the elusive British street artist is in New York this week, where amongst other things he hired a street vendor and set up a stall in Central Park selling his original artworks for only $60’00 each. Apparently only a

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Banksy

Banksy, the elusive British street artist is in New York this week, where amongst other things he hired a street vendor and set up a stall in Central Park selling his original artworks for only $60’00 each. Apparently only a

Almost Autumn

Experimenting with Copic marker pens as Autumn approaches! Markers are faster than watercolours but on the downside they are even less forgiving. Like a red wine stain on your Axminster, once the colours on the page there’s no taking it

Almost Autumn

Experimenting with Copic marker pens as Autumn approaches! Markers are faster than watercolours but on the downside they are even less forgiving. Like a red wine stain on your Axminster, once the colours on the page there’s no taking it

Ladies in the almost altogether

Caught some Ladies (and a man) unawares in the altogether (almost) while burning my own skin.

Ladies in the almost altogether

Caught some Ladies (and a man) unawares in the altogether (almost) while burning my own skin.

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Morcote + Sheep

  Sketching in public places invariably attracts the attention of other people. Sketching in Morcote today, ( where we live in Switzerland ), an old lady began talking to me. The first thing she told me was her age. ¨I’m

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Morcote + Sheep

  Sketching in public places invariably attracts the attention of other people. Sketching in Morcote today, ( where we live in Switzerland ), an old lady began talking to me. The first thing she told me was her age. ¨I’m

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Takahiro Kimura

I’ve not reviewed any Art in a while but felt compelled to when I came across Japanese Artist and Illustrator Takahiro Kimura on the Behance network, who works with collage to create his beautiful and compelling work.

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Takahiro Kimura

I’ve not reviewed any Art in a while but felt compelled to when I came across Japanese Artist and Illustrator Takahiro Kimura on the Behance network, who works with collage to create his beautiful and compelling work.

Is that you Google street view? Durban, South Africa.

This time views of Tambo Parade, the long road, running along the sea front in Durban South Africa. I’ve never been there, except in my imagination, but it looks fascinating, with market stalls and street vendors and big colourful ladies

Is that you Google street view? Durban, South Africa.

This time views of Tambo Parade, the long road, running along the sea front in Durban South Africa. I’ve never been there, except in my imagination, but it looks fascinating, with market stalls and street vendors and big colourful ladies

Travelling without moving. Or, Is that you, Google Street View?

Traveling without moving again. With some more doodles taken from Google Street view. Is that you, the old lady, in Kobe Japan? Or are you the Veronese lady whose lost her children inside her shopping bag?  We’ll be traveling in

Travelling without moving. Or, Is that you, Google Street View?

Traveling without moving again. With some more doodles taken from Google Street view. Is that you, the old lady, in Kobe Japan? Or are you the Veronese lady whose lost her children inside her shopping bag?  We’ll be traveling in

Is This You? Google Street View!

We were in Bologna, Italy, this Easter weekend, re-visting the people and places we used to know when we lived there. It’s a beautiful, historic and vibrant city. It rained, a lot, so I took to using Google street map

Is This You? Google Street View!

We were in Bologna, Italy, this Easter weekend, re-visting the people and places we used to know when we lived there. It’s a beautiful, historic and vibrant city. It rained, a lot, so I took to using Google street map

Earthly bodies

I made these studies from a book I bought recently in Berlin called Earthly Bodies by photographer, Irving Penn. Penn was better known as a photographer of  portraits and for his fashion work. As a young photographer he produced a

Earthly bodies

I made these studies from a book I bought recently in Berlin called Earthly Bodies by photographer, Irving Penn. Penn was better known as a photographer of  portraits and for his fashion work. As a young photographer he produced a

after David Hockney

Some watercolour sketches, which have been in no way been influenced by those of David Hockney which I posted earlier today. The only reason I can think of that they’re better, is that he had more time than me! Or

after David Hockney

Some watercolour sketches, which have been in no way been influenced by those of David Hockney which I posted earlier today. The only reason I can think of that they’re better, is that he had more time than me! Or

David Hockney – A Yorkshire Sketchbook

I love the beautifully simple watercolour sketches by David Hockney from his book ‘A Yorkshire sketchbook.’ I bought the book in the Art bookstore Walther König, on Burgstrasse, on a trip to Berlin last week. It is the best Art

David Hockney – A Yorkshire Sketchbook

I love the beautifully simple watercolour sketches by David Hockney from his book ‘A Yorkshire sketchbook.’ I bought the book in the Art bookstore Walther König, on Burgstrasse, on a trip to Berlin last week. It is the best Art

Morcote

I managed to squeeze in some sketching and painting over the Christmas holidays. This is the same view in watercolour and pencil of Lake Lugano, from Riva Da L’indipendenza in Morcote.

Morcote

I managed to squeeze in some sketching and painting over the Christmas holidays. This is the same view in watercolour and pencil of Lake Lugano, from Riva Da L’indipendenza in Morcote.

John Mclaughin Artist

  Google images is better than a lucky dip. In brain burning research mode, looking for something to trigger a new impetus in my work, I put in a search for images of two of my favourite artists, Henri Matisse

John Mclaughin Artist

  Google images is better than a lucky dip. In brain burning research mode, looking for something to trigger a new impetus in my work, I put in a search for images of two of my favourite artists, Henri Matisse