Tuesday, 24 January 2017

B is for....

My second linocut of the year, with the letter B as inspiration, needs a bit of work to get the colour scheme just right but I think it's on track to be a cute little print.

B is for Beavers best boredom by blowing bubbles

Saturday, 21 January 2017

A is for...

Whilst doing my MA in illustration I fell in love with linocut printmaking and it's something I'm keen to pursue. So this year I'm going to try to create a new carving each week to build up my skill and portfolio, starting by going through the alphabet as my inspiration. 

A is for: Acrobatic alligators achieve astonishing agility

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Illustration Friday: Nest

Getting out of my creative slump after finishing my Masters degree with some rubber stamp carving of a nesting doll for this weeks Illustration Friday topic.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Illustration Friday: Nose

Thought it was about time I took part in another Illustration Friday topic. This week it is nose and whose is more impressive than the proboscis monkey.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Photographing memories

Pieces from a collaborative project, taking a photograph and exploring the memories it holds. These pieces are intended to be part of an interactive exhibition where the audience can pick then up, examine them and explore their hidden memories.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Sketchbook Project 2015

It was back in 2011 that I first came across the Sketchbook Project run by the Brooklyn based Art House and I've been contributing ever since with 6 books now available to view in their library. I wanted to do something a little different this year so used the theme mountain and a concertina design to create a fun panorama of a mountain range. All my past sketchbooks and lots of others from across the world can be viewed here in the digital library.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Funny Animals and Fiery Fred

In between other projects I've finished another brief for the Children's Book Diploma I've been doing. This time it was all about working with watercolours, something I don't use too often so it was a fun challenge. Firstly we had to draw 3 or 4 animals doing funny things, paint them in a bright colour then use a contrasting colour to add detail or patten, I did find this a bit hard, knowing who much to let the first colour dry before adding the second but I think they work ok and I love the fox.
 The second piece was an illustration for a story called 'Fiery Fred' about a young dragon who can't control his fiery breath and has set fire to a village. Again there are bits I'm happy with like Fred and bits that on reflection I could improve, like smoke from the fire but I was happy to get an overall mark of 76% for both pieces.