Desktop wallpaper series: Natasha Durley

Natasha Durley | Desktop wallpaper 2012

Today marks the last Friday of September and come Monday it’s going to be a whole new month! To celebrate October’s impending arrival, I’ve invited one of my new favorite illustrators (there’s too many to count, really) – “Natasha Durley”: to do up something for our desktop wallpaper series! She recently graduated from The Arts University College Bournemouth, and was named as a Best of Year winner for the 2012 D&AD Awards.


Other sizes:

iPad: 1024 × 1024

See more of Natasha Durley’s work via her website, blog and also on Twitter!


To see all the artists in our desktop wallpaper series, head here!

Natasha Durley

Natasha Durley

Natasha Durley

Natasha Durley

Natasha Durley

Natasha Durley

I’ve got a huge crush on Natasha Durley’s work. I can’t quite place if it’s the colors, the fun imagery or the fun landscapes that she surrounds her characters with; but if I had to whittle it down to a word, the only thing that pops into mind right now is cheery. Which isn’t a bad thing at all these days, with the weather going crazy in some parts of the world (stay strong UK!)

An excerpt from her About page:
She can be found working with a mixture of charcoal, ink, pencil and paper cut outs, using the computer as a final editing tool. Vibrant colours reflect the playful side of her work which often celebrates the natural world, scientific exploration, botanical oddities and the mystery of the unknown.

She has a book out called Curio as well – you should see more of it on her website!

And pssst, here’s a bit of a secret – I waited a wee bit to post about her because she’s going to be our desktop wallpaper artist for October – coming up later today!

Back to Basics: Visual Communication starts on Oct 8th!

Back to Basics: Visual communication

Jamie Shelman is conducting another session of Back to Basics: Visual Communication that starts on Oct 8th!

This 4-week online class is great for artists who are looking to find ways to communicate better through their art. You’ll discover how to speak softly and how to speak loudly in your art; building a visual vocabulary that will allow you to communicate more effectively and discover new ways of speaking visually!

We’ll look at how shape, size, pattern and light affects and transforms the meaning of your work – and help your message achieve clarity.

Class space is limited – find out more and you can register over at Camp Pikaland!

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