Work/Life 3: Helen Musselwhite

Helen Musselwhite's Work/Life 3 dimensional paper illustration.

Helen Musselwhite's Work/Life 3 dimensional paper illustration.

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Let's all marvel at how amazing Helen's shelf of inspiration is! 

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Helen Musselwhite is a UK-based illustrator who specializes in cut and folded paper illustrations. Her technical skill combined with her artistic eye makes her work extremely appealing. I am so pleased that Helen is part of Work/Life 3—that's her contribution above. I gasped when I first saw it!

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I gave each Work/Life participant a "bespoke illustration assignment" — a directive that I based on a lengthy questionnaire and portfolio review. 

HELEN'S ASSIGNMENT

Go for a walk with your dog in the English countryside and construct a paper illustration inspired by the experience. Envision the resulting illustration as a still from an animated film or a page from an illustrated book. 

Helen's initial sketches: "The illustration will be on a white background and each area will be treated very much like a spot illustration. Together they tell the story of one of mine and Earls favourite walks on footpaths across the fields and the wildlife, and other dogs we meet. As it quite often rains here there will be some stormy looking clouds!"

Helen's initial sketches: "The illustration will be on a white background and each area will be treated very much like a spot illustration. Together they tell the story of one of mine and Earls favourite walks on footpaths across the fields and the wildlife, and other dogs we meet. As it quite often rains here there will be some stormy looking clouds!"

Helen and her dog Earl list the common sights on their daily walk.

Helen and her dog Earl list the common sights on their daily walk.

Thanks for the inspiration, Earl!

Thanks for the inspiration, Earl!

For those of you in the vicinity of Stafford, UK, Unit Twelve Gallery has a new show in which Helen's Work/Life piece will be displayed.  The exhibition 21st Century Farmer showcases work that has a "contemporary take on rural themes and imagery."

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