About Lisa Grant
Award winning narrative illustrator and multi-purpose image maker. Often approaching social issues, encouraging empathy through design and educating people on solutions that they can be a part of.
I've recently finished my degree in illustration/graphic design at the London College of Communication and am available for hire and collaboration. Also available for friendly chats!
At the request of some co-workers, I drew this pic of me and my department from my day-job. As animals. Hey, I’m just doing what my manager tells me to!
She stood, her bunched shirt clutched over her breasts, and faced the furiously spinning eyes of her dragon. Sintara was magnificent in her wrath … She nearly fell to her knees before her dragon.
Then she took a grip on herself and stood up to the blast of pure charisma that Sintara was radiating at her. ‘Yes. They are beautiful!’ she shouted. ‘Beautiful and useless! As you are beautiful and useless!’
Finished that pic of Thymara telling Sintara just what she thinks of her present. For anyone who isn’t interested in the Robin Hobb books, I hope you like this picture of a dragon and a scaly elven looking girl.
My illustrations for Celebrate My Library's most recent project are now complete and the book is going to print this week, how exciting! I'm looking forward to seeing modern mythical hero Bess and the villainous sweetshop owner Mr Flopper-Popper face off in all their paperback glory.
Why, who’s this pretty young monster? And why is she so sad?
Three more weeks until Celebrate My Library's new book is out, this time the theme is 'Myths' to compliment this year's Summer Reading Challenge. Story written and characters and creatures designed by primary school kids from Surrey, illustrated by the kids and myself.
I’ve still got a bit of colouring to do - looking forward to see how it all turns out!
*gasp* Could it be? A new book is coming from Celebrate My Library? That’s right, and I (and some other rather talented youngsters) are illustrating it! Watch this space…
Tattoo design! For a lady whose dad has a boat and mum loves lilies.
Although there are lots of different kinds of lilies so she said she might get me to try again with a different flower as this might not be the right one…
Tried some oil painting the other week for a surreal landscape piece. Can’t say I’m very good with oil paints (barely any practice, I’m more of an acrylics gal) but I kind of like that sky.
I’m doing another book with Celebrate My Library! Taking place over four workshops in different libraries, kids of all sorts of ages are being encouraged to put together the elements of a modern day ‘Myth’.
This is the hero and villain that the kids came up with and I drew for them in the first workshop - I’ll be doing more ‘live drawing’ with a different group of kids this weekend as they put together the story itself, so I’ve been doing a bit of quick-sketch practice with ‘em.
Been drawing on my breaks at my day-job, wondering whether to work on this with ink or digitally…
(Yes, yes, it’s Thymara again. And who’s that dragon…)
The Trees of Gezi
Prior to the British Library’s upcoming exhibition Comics Unmasked, I made this entry for BL’s competition hosted on Arts Thread, exploring one of the six theme focuses of the exhibition in a 3x3 panel A3 format comic. The theme was ‘Politics’ and the narrative was inspired by the recent riots in Istanbul.
So, I came back from Lancashire yesterday, we’ve got a really great show up there! Some mind blowing stuff from Aimi O’Donnell and Ben Hunt and guests… including myself of course!
Here’s how my contribution turned out, I called the piece Steady Now (for various reasons!) and it largely focused on the effect of Mad Hatter Syndrome.
I might be able to get pics of some of the other awesome work on show up on here if the other artists are cool with it. But if not, you’ll just have to get yourself to Korova at Preston by the 16th of May to see it in person!
Opening night for A Madhatters Tea Party Artshow is on Saturday! The exhibition is open until 16th May so if you’re in or around Preston in the coming month do pop in and have a look!
self-critical-automaton said: So, no contact for a year or so, and then an invitation to Chessington? Sure, lets go. Unless you weren't serious. We should give the weather a month or so to nicen up though.
Such is the way of things once you hit adulthood I’m finding. May-time might be good, end of April might be alright as well, let’s see what the weather’s looking like. I’m excited!
An exciting start to spring with a performance night hosted by my Youth Board at Toynbee Studios on Thursday 10th of April - entry is free and details can be find on the Artsadmin website.
If you’re up in the Lancashire area instead you might be interested in a nice exhibition at Korova Arts Café and Bar launching on Saturday 12th of April and staying up until mid-May. I happen to have a piece being shown in it and you can view the Facebook event here.
While on the topic of arty goings on in April, next Wednesday the London International Animation Festival is putting on a screening in Hackney, London at The Proud Archivist. Book tickets for Part 1 and/or Part 2 on the LIAF site.
Have fun, everyone!
Sneak peek of what I’m putting together for A Madhatters Tea Party Artshow, if you’re in Preston, UK in between mid April to mid May pop into Korova and have a look at what we’ve got for you!