"I love to draw city views in a variety of wild colour schemes. I think it gives a new perspective on a lot of places as well as brightening up the landscape."
“I have favoured drawing in the brighter colours for as long as I can remember, as I felt the world around me looked a bit dull and monotone. I started doing these drawings to show how colour can be used to brighten up a view.
After I have chosen a view, I draw all the outlines in fine black pen. The ink drawing is then scanned and reproduced as prints alongside the colour ones. Once this stage is complete, the next is to create a vibrant version using coloured pencil, which I think creates good contrasts and a nice variety of textures.
While most of my works are based on my own photographs, I have also done a number of commissions. Some are the usual city views, others for people who wanted their house drawn in this style. Or even their wedding photos.”
UK artist, Joe Tickle has been featured at art fairs in London, Oxford, Cambridge and Guildford and has a part-time stall at Camden market. All his works are available as originals as well as prints and cards.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist