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.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

IF: Journey

My piece for this weeks Illustration Friday topic.

For a snail, even the shortest trip feels like a journey!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Boat Sketch

Yesterday we said goodbye to a college and friend at work. As she is leaving the area and her house boat I wanted to send her off with a personal sketch of the boat in it's current home as a memento to display in her new home. Hopefully she'll think of us and her time in Woking when she looks at it. Happily she seemed to really like it and it's given me inspiration to get back out along the river to do more sketching.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Bank Holiday Field-trip

I love bank holidays with a 3 day weekend, especially when the weather turns out to be lovely! I hadn't planned anything as expected rain but decided to get out in the sunshine for a few hours and visit the British Wildlife centre that I'd discovered a few days before. Armed with my camera I saw otters, badgers, red squirrels and other British favourites and am already planning another visit with my sketchbook as it will be perfect for a project I have on-going. Worth a visit if you are near Surrey!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Diploma: Sebastian's Sink City

My absence has not been unproductive as I've been carrying on with my diploma coursework. To accompany the shading exercise I was asked to do a double page spread for a book called 'Sebastian's Sink City' where a miniature world is found or created under the kitchen sink. This is my piece and I've just received my feedback and was marked 78% overall. Definitely room for improvement but it's only my second submission so a good start!