Hong Kong MTR

Here’s an exciting new project I’ve been working on: an animated linocut! This illustration is based on drawings from Hong Kong’s metro, drawings I made back when I was living there a few years ago.

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The piece is made with eight sections of reduction linocut stuck end to end, and viewed through another linocut, that of the train car. Voila!

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Long, thin sketchbook drawings

Here are a load of sketchbook drawings from the last week or so. I’m using a landscape sketchbook, so they all come out very long and thin, especially when viewed on a computer screen. Enjoy them!

My friend’s son, drawing and drinking juice.

Sculpture in the courtyard of the Musée de Beaux Arts here in Lyon.

Another sculpture.

Guy asleep on a bench.

Terrace of a bar at night.

People drinking coffee across the street from a grocers.

My friend Wuon-Gean drinking tea outside a Vietnamese cafe.

Teenagers on Rue de la Republique.

People in a cafe.

People not in a cafe.

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White Wine Blends in the Wall Street Journal

Here’s a new illustration that came out this weekend in the Wall Street Journal’s wine column, on the underappreciated delights of white wine blends.WSJ wine blends final 1 low resThe whole thing was done as a linocut, printed by hand in my studio kitchen! Below are a couple of the rough sketches for the concept too. Rough 1Rough 2Rough 3

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Waterfront Magazine

Continuing the watery theme of this week, here’s an illustration of mine that’s just come out in Waterfront magazine! It was on a really interesting article, about British composers and the inspiration they took from rivers and canals. Here we see Elgar (a fine figure of a man, with an extraordinary moustache). Enjoy it!waterfront composers final

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By the Lake

Last week I spent a day by a lake just outside of town, called Mirabel. Here are some drawings of it, drawings of hot French bodies sweltering in the sun. miribel 1miribel 2miribel 3

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Back from Scotland

Hello! I’ve just got back from my adventures in the UK. Lots of sketchbook drawings that I haven’t scanned in yet, but here are a couple to whet your appetite. My father has recently finished building a new house in the North East of Scotland, so I made some drawings of it:

IMG_20170731_081031_725More will come soon!

20170722_103527In other news, I’m now on instagram (for my sins). You can see bits of my work and updates from the studio at https://www.instagram.com/jamesalbon.illustration/ so feel free to follow me!

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Back from Scotland

Hello! I’ve just got back from my adventures in the UK. Lots of sketchbook drawings that I haven’t scanned in yet, but here are a couple to whet your appetite. My father has recently finished building a new house in the North East of Scotland, so I made some drawings of it:

IMG_20170731_081031_725More will come soon!

20170722_103527In other news, I’m now on instagram (for my sins). You can see bits of my work and updates from the studio at https://www.instagram.com/jamesalbon.illustration/ so feel free to follow me!

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