Akaihane // Designer & Illustrator

My Work // Culture Night Belfast 2014 Begins!

And Culture Night Belfast 2014 has begun! I’m currently down on Waring Street, Belfast with Maia, so if you are attending the festival, come down and see me. Remember to post any photo you take of Maia with the hashtag #maia_cnb14, in order to be in with a chance to win a selection of my prints (the same ones available on my Etsy store). And you can see your photos, and those of other attendees, on the special gallery website below:

http://bit.ly/maia_cnb14

Thanks to everyone in advance! And sorry for ALL of the post related to this one project. I have a lot of new projects underway to share with you very soon!

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Final bits of prep work for tomorrow’s Culture Night #Belfast  #CNB14 #maia_cnb14. If you want to come see Maia, check out my website for more info! Or look back at previous posts here on Instagram

Final bits of prep work for tomorrow’s Culture Night #Belfast #CNB14 #maia_cnb14. If you want to come see Maia, check out my website for more info! Or look back at previous posts here on Instagram

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Getting there with the new piece of #illustration. More layers of paint, and contrast / enhancing of lines. But not too much to do until she’s finished.

Getting there with the new piece of #illustration. More layers of paint, and contrast / enhancing of lines. But not too much to do until she’s finished.

My Work // Another Sneak-Peak of Maia

Tomorrow is the day! Culture Night Belfast starts tomorrow afternoon. I’m all sorted. I just need to actually set up my installation. I’m a little nervous, wondering if I’ve planned everything accordingly (it’s my first time doing anything like this!), so I have my fingers crossed everything will go well. If you are free and in Belfast, please come down and visit me; I’ll be based just off Waring Street. You can also follow along on Facebook by joining this special event.

Maia, Goddess of Growth, large-scale illustration by Karen Murray for Culture Night Belfast 2014 #CNB14Maia, Goddess of Growth, large-scale illustration by Karen Murray for Culture Night Belfast 2014 #CNB14

Keep up-to-date and see the set-up tomorrow on my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

And if you are attending the festival tomorrow and have a few moments free, come and take a photo with Maia, and post it online with the hashtag #maia_cnb14. The poster of my favourite photo will win a selection of my prints.

Maia, Goddess of Growth, large-scale illustration by Karen Murray for Culture Night Belfast 2014 #CNB14Maia, Goddess of Growth, large-scale illustration by Karen Murray for Culture Night Belfast 2014 #CNB14

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And I think the pencil work is done! Now to do a little magical oval, decide on colours and paint.

And I think the pencil work is done! Now to do a little magical oval, decide on colours and paint.

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Secondary lines and shading done. Now to used some darker pencils to add more contrast. Then paint!

Secondary lines and shading done. Now to used some darker pencils to add more contrast. Then paint!

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Preliminary lines done, now starting the first set of darker lines on this new #illustration piece

Preliminary lines done, now starting the first set of darker lines on this new #illustration piece

My Work // Maia Sneak-Peak

Maia, Goddess of Growth, large-scale illustration by Karen Murray for Culture Night Belfast 2014 #CNB14

A few more little sneak peaks at my installation for Culture Night Belfast. Only four more days! I’ll be based just off Waring Street, so please come down and visit me. You can also follow along on Facebook by joining this special event.

I’ll be encouraging as many people as possible to take a photo with Maia, and to post it online with the hashtag #maia_cnb14. By doing this, your photo will be automatically collected to a web gallery (launching this Friday) which will show all entries. As an added bonus, I’ll be awarding those who take my favourite photo of the lot with a selection of my prints. There will also be a few runner-up prizes. So hopefully that is some incentive to get you all snapping and sharing!

Keep up-to-date with what is happening this week, and see the set-up on Friday on my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Maia, Goddess of Growth, large-scale illustration by Karen Murray for Culture Night Belfast 2014 #CNB14Maia, Goddess of Growth, large-scale illustration by Karen Murray for Culture Night Belfast 2014 #CNB14

You can find out a little more about this installation on a few previous blog posts, from the original mood board and idea generation, the start of the drawing process, and also about the Culture Night Belfast programme launch.

Maia, Goddess of Growth, large-scale illustration by Karen Murray for Culture Night Belfast 2014 #CNB14Maia, Goddess of Growth, large-scale illustration by Karen Murray for Culture Night Belfast 2014 #CNB14
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