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AUG
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Autumn season's image for clothing brand 'Dessin' in Japan

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From my first illustration in 2014 for Dessin via my Far East agent, Cross World Connections in Tokyo, this client has proved remarkably loyal, commissioning 4 illustrations a year from me - quite something in the often fickle world of illustration. What I find most rewarding is how the client relationship builds a mutual understanding and respect,...
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AUG
02
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Portrait: Cock o' The North

Cock o' The North
I'm really delighted to have sold this portrait - Cock o' The North, painted about 2 years ago - size: 91.5cm x 76cm. Acrylic on canvas, painted partly from life during a 2 hour sitting - mostly working on the face - and subsequently completed in the studio from photographic reference.  The initial stage after about 2 hours is on the right.&nb...
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JUL
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Mile End Park

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Just sold this image of Mile End from my Etsy shop to a very happy client for whom the location has a special association - it's the preliminary visual I submitted to Transport for London for a poster I did in 2004. The final poster is here too - client made considerable adjustments to the colour and cropped the bottom part as they used it at diffe...
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JUN
15
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Whitby: West Pier in the sunlight

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When I'm between jobs, I love to lose myself on top of a cliff and do some drawing.  This is one of a series I have available as giclée prints (largely because I used felt pen and Tippex a lot in them and they will degrade very swiftly - I just liked the immediacy of what they can do).  You have to make the most of the sun when it's here....
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MAY
28
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Great gig: Holy Moly & The Crackers

Great gig: Holy Moly & The Crackers
I do love a bit of drawing out and about: and here's one from a cracking gig last night 27 May 2018 at The Hut in Goathland, near Whitby.   "A bunch of wild gypsy troubadours with more than a touch of magic about them" (Diva Publications).
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MAY
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Summer 2018 seasonal image for Japanese clothing brand 'Dessin'

Summer 2018 seasonal image for Japanese clothing brand 'Dessin'
Commissioned by Dessin, a clothing brand of The World Corporation, Japan, this is the latest in a series of 4 images that have been commissioned each year since 2013. I am asked each season to illustrate the location of their target clientele's travels and each season's theme, the current being Mallorca. Said Isaku Omine, Company President: "Andrew...
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APR
13
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Exhibition: '25 views of The Sea' sales

Exhibition: '25 views of The Sea' sales
The exhibition finishes Sunday 15 April 2018 and results are good, with 9 sales so far below:  5 sales were made on the Private View evening and 4 subsequently - I hadn't expected to be packing and sending framed pictures to London, Kent and the Isle of Wight. Lots of bubble-wrap and stout MDF packing to ensure safe arrival then... I even made...
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APR
12
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Point of Sale for Japanese clothing brand Dessin

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Isaku Omine, President of Innovation Link Co Ltd said: "I met Andrew Bylo in 2013 when 'Dessin' first launched. When I first saw his work, I thought his usage of color and gestural drawing style was a great fit for Dessin's aesthetic. Dessin's concept was specifically based on the Hamptons lifestyle, but as the seasons changed we asked Andrew to il...
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MAR
20
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Exhibition: 25 views of The Sea

Exhibition: 25 views of The Sea
An exhibition of drawings made between 22 August & 12 October 2017.  25 works on display selected from 46 drawings made during this period. Private View: Friday 23 March 2018. Exhibition open: 24 March-15 April 2018 by appointment with myself or Dillons of Whitby.
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FEB
28
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Krow Communications appoints Andrew Bylo as portrait painter in residence

Krow Communications appoints Andrew Bylo as portrait painter in residence
London-based agency krow has developed a creative new initiative to celebrate the contribution of its staff. The agency appointed artist Andrew Bylo in late 2017 as its "portrait-painter-in-residence", and Bylo has painted all of krow's team in a format he described as "Painted Polaroids" due to the fast turnaround time of each portrait. Each of th...
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FEB
22
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Mallorca Spring 2018 for Japanese clothing brand Dessin

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​This time, the archetypal 'Dessin family' are holidaying in Mallorca.  The brief specifically demanded this precise composition, with multiple adjustments of train size, train colour, background buildings colours, even down to the texture of the brushmarks in places, not to mention minute adjustments regarding the positioning of the train on ...
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DEC
08
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Illustration of Tivoli Gardens for Japanese clothing brand Dessin

Illustration of Tivoli Gardens for Japanese clothing brand Dessin
Since 2014, I've been commissioned 4 times per year via my Far East Agent, Cross World Connections, to produce seasonal identity imagery for Dessin, a clothing brand of The World Corporation in Japan.   The client is more demanding than any I've known, and roughs sometimes go through 6 stages - in this case a mere 4 - with amendments to colour...
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