by jimmy turrell on Friday, 21 February 2014
Its for an article on Beck's new album Morning Phrase and the key words in the brief were Ethereal, Woozy, Organic, Sunlight and Tripped Out. I wanted to go for a psychedelic feel (with a hint of darkness) while still keeping a modern sensibility and above all not allowing the portrait of Beck to get too lost in the elements that surround him.
The backgrounds on these first attempts hinted at things like lava lamps and planets but we soon agreed that the colours needed to be more organic and sun kissed rather than bright purples and blues.
by jimmy turrell on Thursday, 20 February 2014
Heres a sneak peak of this Saturday's Guardian Guide cover that I created. Pop back tomorrow for a step by step process of how the final was reached.
by jimmy turrell on Tuesday, 17 December 2013
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by jimmy turrell on Friday, 13 December 2013
Heres a preview of some of artwork which will be ready to buy when my shop launches on Monday. A BETA version of the site is up now at http://jimmyturrell.bigcartel.com
by jimmy turrell
To celebrate the launch of my official shop on Monday I’m giving away three signed originals. These are one-off collage pieces - all worth £250 each. Presently the shop is in its BETA stage (there’s only 5 pieces up at the moment) but there will be 25 new pieces to choose from on Tuesday. Check it out now at www.jimmyturrell.bigcartel.com
2. Then tweet "Just entered the competition to win an original Jimmy Turrell collage. Just follow
@jimmyturrell and retweet this message"
by jimmy turrell on Monday, 18 November 2013
Its been a while since my last post but theres lot's more coming this week so stay tuned. The NME has had a big re-design lately and my old friend Mark Neil has commisioned me to illustrate their album of the week....well surprisingly ...every week..
Heres a selection of the artists and bands I've done so far. There's two or three versions of each artist
here - I've tried to give them a choice between my more painterly style and my more graphic, collage style - and sometimes I've mixed them both together. Obviously only one version made the final cut. From the top here weve got Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire, Torres, MIA, Cate Le Bon and Eminem.
Conceptually I've tried to keep them quite simple - with McCartney I wanted to show him as someone who is still capable of a breadth of new ideas even though his album has a rich Beatlesesque feel about it - hence the younger version of him in profile. After listening to the new Eminem record I realised how fast and caustic his flow is on this album and came up with the analogy of his pen being used as a weapon.
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