Put Your Stamp on Dundee is a collaborative illustration project by Laura Darling, Louise Kirby, Pamela Scott and Suzanne Scott. We are all inspired by Dundee in their own work and have joined forces to create four unique collaborative drawings inspired by the sights, scenery and patterns that we see whilst exploring our lovely city.
For a bit of inspiration, we each made a viewfinder to pick out scenes from around the city that we love. Have a look on the @Stamp_Dundee Instagram page to see where we have been exploring…
Next, we set ourselves the challenge of starting a drawing each inspired by Dundee which we would then each add to in our own style. We chose our preferred art material: charcoal pencil, ink, pen and set a time limit of 30 minutes before passing the drawing on to the next person and so on until we had each added to all four. The results are great!
We deliberately didn’t plan what we would draw in advance and the time limit kept the drawings lively.
And now we would love for you to have a go too!
Show us your favourite views in Dundee. Here’s what you need to do:
*Don’t worry if you don’t have one or find it hard to take the photo whilst holding the viewfinder, you can draw a frame on afterwards in your phone’s gallery tools if you like.
We’ve started four drawings, and we’d love for you to finish them. Use inspiration from the photographs you took in part one or draw from your memory. Why not involve a few members of your household and see what you come up with?
The four local artists and illustrators have contributed to recent art trails in the city like Open/Close, Maggie’s Penguin Parade and Oor Wullie Bucket Trail, with so much love and experience of public and community art.
Laura Darling is an illustrator and works in a shed at the bottom of her garden. She is inspired by noticing things and drawing them, often on paper and sometimes on sculptures and walls.
Louise Kirby is a designer and illustrator who creates bespoke prints for a range of applications from site specific installations to commissions. Her designs bring the positives into focus so that it connects people to the world around then. She designs a collection products called Dundee Delights.
Pamela Scott is a printmaker and illustrator she makes linocut prints working from her home studio where she designs, carves and finally prints using her amazing etching press from Hawthorn Printmakers.
Suzanne Scott is an artist and illustrator based in Dundee working under the name WhimSicAL LusH. She creates unique, quirky illustrations that feature on ranges of prints, stationery, homeware and more.
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