Mab's Drawlloween is an annual event, which lasts the entirety of October, that has illustrators from all over the world sharing their work through Instagram. Daily themes are set and it is up to the individual artist to apply their own thinking and skills to the challenge. This is an amazing online event as it forces you to create everyday, push personal boundaries and be inspired from all the other artists involved.
Project architect & Drawlloween club list
by Mab Graves
Feed the forest was my final major project at Plymouth university in 2013.
The goal was to build a story through imagery which at first glance seemed innocent and sweet. Only once the viewee took a deeper look were the macabre nature of the work could be seen. This was achieved through the vibrant use of colour and the apparent personification of the innocent creatures.
The story centred around the 'Motherwitch' whom acted as a juxtaposition for Mother Nature. Her children, the pixies, acted by conforming to her bidding to feed the forest, feeding her. Her children in this story have no comprehension of their actions, they are innocent and this is all they know.
The work was showcased at the D&AD New Blood festival in 2013.
I was fortunate enough to be included in an article that highlighted some of the top illustration talent from the event. The article can be read here.
Happy Baby Tofu is an ongoing journey following one of my creations inspired from all the wonderful story telling from 'Toy Story', 'Whisper of the Heart' to the classic 'Toys' film. The project aims to capture a feeling of discovery, intrigue and fun.
A collection of artwork themed around pixies using a variey of different mediums from ink to watercolour.
Bimba Comics is the brainchild of Donya Todd.
The focus of the comic is to showcase top female talent from all over the UK in a single anthology that displayed diverse styles and content that is full of attitude.
My contribution was themed around my 'Zombie Knit' brand of knitted toys. This was my first attempt at combining my knitted toys into an illustrative product.
A review of Bimba: Girl Gang can be found here.