He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Ree (Cherie) Treweek

Posted by Charley Parker at 8:32 am

Ree (Cherie) TreweekRee (pen name for Cherie) Treweek is a South African artist and illustrator. Her fascinatingly detailed illustrations and drawings usually start as an ink drawing that she brings into Photoshop to be fully developed, occasionally in collaboration with Jannes Hendrikz.

The images look anything but digital and modern, however. They seem to be from another era; or even from another, perhaps mythical, culture.

Treweek’s images often use large areas of intricate patterns and decorative linework, to my eye showing influences of Indian and Chinese art as well as Art Nouveau and illustrators like Arthur Rackham, Kay Neilsen and perhaps Aubrey Beardsly.

Treweek and Hendrikz are part of “The Blackheart Gang”, who created an animated music video for Marcus Wormstorm. (I haven’t been able to find a post of the video.)

The image shown here is from a story called The Tale of How that is part of a larger work called The Household. The group is apparently working on an animation based on the thirteen prints in this series with animator Brian Goodwin. There is a tantalizing bit of teaser animation on Goodwin’s site.

I’ve found one book available illustrated under the name Cherie Treweek: Tales Of The Tokoloshe, a book of fantasy stories based on South African folktales, by Pieter Scholtz.

Treweek’s work is also included in the Expose 3 digital art collection, in which she is an award winner for the “Abstract & Design 2D” category.

The link below is to her section and gallery on the South African Cartoonists & Illustrators site. Here are a couple of additional links to posts on the CGSociety: Otto The Monster, Terrors and Typhoons
and Thief in the Night.

 

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  1. Comment by Jesper Svedberg
    Saturday, March 18, 2006 @ 2:13 pm

    This stuff reminds me a bit of the work of british fantasy and sf artist Ian Miller: http://www.ianmiller.org/gallery/index.html

  2. Comment by bran
    Saturday, March 18, 2006 @ 10:06 pm

    this stuff is inspiring (i gasp, ooh, and awww at the detail.) what i love most is that she brings pen and ink drawrings into photoshop, and it is there that they come to life.

  3. Comment by Charley Parker
    Sunday, March 19, 2006 @ 6:23 pm

    Jesper, Thanks for the heads-up about Miller. Cool stuff.

  4. Comment by Charley Parker
    Sunday, March 19, 2006 @ 6:28 pm

    bran, Yes, although I haven’t been able to find much info about what kind of collaboration Treweek and Hendrikz have in terms of the Photoshop work.

  5. Comment by Papilionoidea
    Thursday, March 23, 2006 @ 9:45 am

    Ooh, nice work, got admit that the detail-level is sweet and the alternative lifeforce in there is interesting too.

    My uneducated guess is that the colouring is what is added in photoshop. (Some of the colouring is visibly digital, so …)

    Nice stuff though! :)

  6. Comment by Charley Parker
    Monday, March 27, 2006 @ 8:04 am

    Yes, I agree that the colors are added Photoshop, I’m uncertain how much of them are contributed by her collaborator, Hendrikz.

  7. Comment by zamolxes
    Thursday, March 30, 2006 @ 5:07 am

    hm, ian miller… not really… different style.

  8. Comment by zamolxes
    Thursday, March 30, 2006 @ 5:14 am

    I see more like indian patterns, very asian look and feel overall, with a british twist (see the original illustrations for Alice in Wonderland… that kind of style). might actually be a british root with added asian patterns in the detail…

  9. Comment by Charley Parker
    Thursday, March 30, 2006 @ 8:26 am

    I agree about the Asian/Indian influence. By original Alice illustrations, I assume you mean Tenneil. At any rate, I think everyone’s in agreement that it is a fascinating and effective blend of influences that creates a pretty unique whole. I’m looking forward to seeing more of her work.

  10. Pingback by The Dancing Librarian » A couple art links.
    Thursday, March 30, 2006 @ 3:09 pm

    [...] Lines and Colors generally mentions some very worthwhile artists.  I was particularly taken with their post about Ree Treweek, an artist whose work reminds me a bit of Brian Froud.  Ree is a South African artist, though her style shows influences from all over. Ree (pen name for Cherie) Treweek is a South African artist and illustrator. Her fascinatingly detailed illustrations and drawings usually start as an ink drawing that she brings into Photoshop to be fully developed, occasionally in collaboration with Jannes Hendrikz. [...]

  11. Comment by Anonymous
    Thursday, March 30, 2006 @ 8:35 pm

    As a fellow cartoonist/illustrator and webmaster of http://www.cartoonist.co.za where Ree features a lot of her work, I am overawed by Ree’s stunning talent – without question she must be the newest star on the illustrators’ horizon and has an incredible future ahead of her. Does she ever get the chance to sleep?

  12. Comment by Ysh
    Saturday, August 26, 2006 @ 2:22 pm

    It is marvelous!!
    Wonderful and unique style!!
    And it reminds me to the Animation of the film featured with Jim carry:)

  13. Comment by Charley Parker
    Wednesday, August 30, 2006 @ 8:25 am

    Ysh,

    I’m not sure what film you’re referring to, but I’m certainly looknig forward to this one being completed.

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