There are jobs you wouldn’t do for all the money in the world. And jobs you would pay to do. The Square Chapel 30 years anniversary program illustration is a job I would have paid to do. Just don’t tell them!
I always love working on local projects, because I feel a special connection with the work. But I would have enjoyed this project if it had been about a place miles away.
First of all, I had to draw a gorgeous building – the historic side of the theatre and the beautiful new extension too. Then, they also wanted an illustration of the history of the Chapel’s art centre. I won’t spoil it, but it’s rather incredible. See for yourself and look at the “30 years” illustration further on.
What more could I have wished for? Maybe hand lettering? Well, wish granted, I had lots of lettering to draw too!
Square Chapel program cover
Because it is familiar to everyone who goes to the Square Chapel, I settled on a classic view of the building with the church spire at the side. The girl with the balloons is ready for the anniversary party! I hand-lettered the logo and title on the cover too.
Look at what can be achieved in 30 years!
I really enjoyed illustrating the history of the Art Centre as well. After, all you don’t get to draw violinists in hard hats every day! Look at how it was transformed from a derelict building to a thriving cultural centre with a busy cafe/bar and new cinema. Seeing what they have achieved, I won’t ever say you can’t do anything with just £25!
I hope the illustrations help to make their anniversary special – and bring plenty of spectators to the shows.
Is it possible ever to see you sketch people live? I am working on sketching people and would love to see you sketch in action. Do you offer classes?