I've got exciting news for everyone today, I'm taking part in an amazing creative project, SOYU, a brand new brand that is all about East meets West through the medium of art and fashion, this is their launch project, the Creative Zodiac 2012, which takes designs from twelve fabulous artists for each of the animals of the zodiac and gives them a modern reworking, bringing the Zodiac out as an expression of creativity as fresh as the new year.
I've chosen the Rooster as I wanted to draw a Japanese onagadori, it’s a long tailed chicken as you can see! I have taken inspiration from the Japanese painter, Jakuchu Ito, his composition and colours are dramatic, the details he puts in his work are almost crazy, you should check it out if you have a chance, Most of my rooster is hand drawn with ink and gouache to give it a traditional feeling then rendered in photoshop.
See the details of my drawing here, it has been printed beautifully by Ripe Digital.
The prints are available for sale at a discount during Chinese New Year week! (23rd to 29th January)
Below is a little bit about the project by SOYU.
THE CREATIVE ZODIAC
12 Artists x 12 Animals for 2012!
SOYU is a new brand that aims to bring together eastern and western culture through art and fashion, with the force of a Bruce Lee kick to your face - just at a time when the world could do with a bit of positivity.
SOYU's launch project is the Creative Zodiac. A set of 12 prints, by 12 fantastic artists inspired by the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Each artist was chosen for their unique style, skill and craft they put in to their pieces. Limited to just 10 prints per piece it is also a response to the mass produced 'Upload and Order' printed products that are appearing online. Each A2 piece is digitally printed on 315gsm cotton uncoated rag, resulting in some of the finest quality wall art you're likely to see around.
SOYU also wants to be fair and accessible with their product line, so they are selling these beautiful prints with a launch offer of just £15 per print during Chinese New Year week (23-29 January).
Head on over to www.soyu.co.uk to grab yourself a bargain, and find out more information about this exciting new brand.
The full roster of artists is:
Blood Sweat Vector