On the left is an early WIP (work in progress, that is) bit of the window display being made for a shop, as part of the annual Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October.
And on the right are some more bits for the display. It's an art supplies shop that also does framing, and it's a nice idea if the artwork can be related somehow to the business.
Last year was my first go at doing one of these, and I made a rather complicated scene for a shop selling paintings and prints. Using techniques and materials that were entirely new to me.
So this time I knew what to expect, and and did things a little differently. Somehow I was still right up against the deadline, though, and only got the package shipped off via Parcelforce 48 hour service at lunchtime today. It'll be in place at the weekend, at which time all will be revealed! I'll be up there for the festival in a couple weeks, and hope to be happy when I see it in situ for the first time.
I was honoured and thrilled to be asked to contribute a piece for the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival windows art trail this October, which meant creating a comic-related display for one of about 30 businesses in Kendal. Having never done anything like this before, I learnt an awful LOT in the process as every step of the way needed something new figuring out, something that hadn't occured to me until I got there...
To be honest, I now wish I'd made the whole thing quite a bit larger (though posting would've been more difficult?) but not bad for a first attempt. I'll get to see it when I go up to Kendal next week to volunteer at the festival, and it'll be up in the gallery for the whole month of October.
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