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!
(of course!) Some really interesting and engaging work on show and an excellent panel, it was hard for me to call time on some of those discussions when people were coming out with such intriguing ideas!
Well done to the participants for being brave enough to put their partially formed work up for criticism, we’re really looking forward to see how these pieces develop in the future. A big thank you to the panel as well!
For those who missed it, the Artsadmin Youth Board is planning to put another SCRITS session on in the autumn if not sooner. Could be handy if you’re going into your final year of uni, probably even more handy if you’re not at uni at all and need a place to just show your work to get feedback! Looking forward to it.
Whoops, this post is a bit overdue. Here are photos from SPECTACULAR SPECTACULAR, a Moulin Rouge themed club night for the Valentine’s season put on by the Bubble Club.
My painting of the famous building itself enjoyed the limelight up on stage of course, but it shared it with many excellent acts - Mister Meredith hosted the night and performers included the great Bendini, The Late Night Shop Cabaret and of course the Can Can girls for the evening - Pretty Little Horsebreakers.
Most of these photos are courtesy of the awesome folks at the Bubble Club (I took that first one at the top but the rest are theirs) so thanks to them!
Happy Valentines Day, everyone! This is one thing I’ve been up to for the last few weeks, unfortunately there’s no sense of scale in this photo but I can tell you that heart is about 1.5 meters wide and 1.5 meters tall.
It’s for the next Bubble Club event which is a Moulin Rouge themed Valentines night next Wednesday at The Backyard Bar & Kitchen, Bethnal Green, London. They’ve made a gorgeous heart shaped frame for the scene with fairy lights - I’ll try and get some photos on the night but if you live nearby you should totally come!
Music, cabaret, burlesque and even a contortionist! 19th February, be there or be oblong.
Doing a giant painting on raw canvas may take a whole lot longer than working on a primed surface, but there’s something weirdly nice about being able to sit on the thing you’re painting on…
Just a little preview of a 1.2 x 1.5 metre painting I’m doing for a certain romantically themed club night in February…
So I’ve given myself a project just for fun recently. Although I don’t really play it any more I’m still pretty fond of this franchise, and a particular fan of the designs of the multi-type Eeveelutions, which inspired me to start a run of drawings where I use a random number generator to switch up the type/element and redesign the critter.
They’re not all perfectly formed, it’s more of a thing to just keep me doodling every day, but it’s fun and you should check it out if you’re a Poké-fan (or just bored).
Here are my lovely new business cards, by the way. If you really don’t like rectangles you can cut a circle around the info to make a business pog (as opposed to a business card… geddit?)
Also, lisadagz.com now has a mobile version for those times when you want to show my work to strangers that you meet on the street. It’s been a fairly successful rebranding project but I’m back to my commissions and requests now, huzzah!
Happy New Year, everyone! I’ve taken the Christmas holidays to do a big overhaul of my possessions, a nice big six-and-a-half-binbag clearout of my space, created and ordered a new business card design to go with my site, got a haircut, that sort of thing.
Also I got this colour expandable file thing that I am so super excited about that I had to take a photo just to show it off. I’m so in love with it I told my boyfriend to watch out.
Aaanyway, on the actual making work front, I’ve been taking some time just to mess about and do some silly stuff, which included making this blog dedicated to my redesigns of creatures from a game I used to play a lot. You know, when I was younger. >_>
For 2014, I’ve got some stuff planned so far, particularly with my arts organisation Artsadmin, along with some commissioned painting for next month. As always, feel free to approach me with any work or project suggestions, I’m raring to go!
Here we are, a traditional looking reindeer-with-decorations-in-its-antlers. Complete with a non-specific holiday greeting!
Now, I’m going to have a bath, bake some gingerbread and then… code my mobile website for the rest of Christmas Eve. ^_^
Had a dream last night that I’d just remembered I was halfway through my final year of uni and all I’d been working on for the past few weeks were Christmas doodles and I still had two and a half projects to hand in by spring…
Anyway, this ‘uns not a totally original concept (although I came up with it aw by mysewf I had a search and noticed it’s a pretty popular Christmas themed idea for cartoonists) but I like it so I’m gonna do a bigger and better reindeer-with-decorated-antlers to follow so ner.
Did you know that robin redbreasts don’t actually have red breasts? I didn’t until I had to study reference photos and put colour to one, they’re definitely orange. Orange! My whole life is a lie! I had to stick some red highlights in there just to make myself feel better!
I’ve bought and wrapped all my presents now, even posted the ones that need to reach people I won’t be seeing over the holidays. Now I can just sit back and wait for the festivities to roll around…