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I am a recently graduated Illustration student receiving a First Class honours Degree in my field, from the University of Lincoln, I love acrylic paint, flowers and the 1970s.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Small Victories Editorial

Ive been working away trying to tackle this editorial brief. Its not my favourite area of illustration so far,
 to be honest. I abandoned my previous idea, there was far too much going on, I could have played around with the idea more, but I favoured this idea instead. I feel like the area with the cheese's needs work, but i didnt know what else to do with the space, and I liked the idea of the mice's heads being at opposite ends of the piece.


Argh! Ive done the wrong article

Ive started work on the Editorial Rough that was in for friday. As i tried to illsutrate the wrong article.Because I am silly.
My Idea was a little obsure and rushed anyway. 

Ive come up with this concept for the 'why small victories matter' article. I've taken
the text '...Breaking big challenges down into chunks isn't original advice, of course'. As well as the idea that big challenges are daunting.

I like the idea, although compositionally i think this needs alot of rearranging anf time spent on it. I tend to always make things look like a realistic scene, rather than a design. So im going back to my desk to figure this one out.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Spam Advertising brief- Final Piece

Final Piece-
For the Advertising Spam Brief.
The Brief involved being given a small sketch which was very descriptive of which characters we had to incorparate ( A spaceman/woman , an alien and a robot ). We were also given the exact text to use, and given instructions of where everything should be located on the piece. Other than this we had a small bit of room to creative and add our unique 'stamp'  on the work.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

2nd year- Books covers- Problem pets.

                                                  Book Cover - 'Signs of an unhappy Rabbit'.

2nd year work- Childrens book again.

 Another Page of the childrens book.

2nd Year work - Childrens book

                                 This is a page from a childrens book project we were set last year.
                                                 Its probably my favourite page from the series.

2nd year work - Captain Cat


I Thought I would upload some second year work on here that I was pleased with. I'm not sure
if its a good idea or not, but though it might be good to upload some old work, so I that I might be able to see a progression.


Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Final Piece complete :)

Final Piece is now done thankfully, I will upload a picture of it on thursday after ive been to see the Technician, so i can take a proper photograph of it.

Monday, 10 October 2011

First Brief of 3rd year Illustration BA (hons)

3rd Year.

The Brief:

The Brief for this current work, was to create 7 individual  and stylisitcally different characters over the summer period influenced by artists/illustrators of our choice. Saul Steinbergs' piece, 'Techniques at a Party' was a starting point, that were encouraged to look into.

The second part of the Brief:

Was to use these characters, as part of a design using pictorial space. The Illustration would be of a party scene, and involve the characters interacting with each other. The brief also entailed the development and completion of an eighth character within the piece, of myself. A two week deadline was given for the completion of the work.
Almost completed Final Piece  - Farm Barbecue 


Almost completed Final Piece  - Farm Barbecue (Taken with SLR camera)
Farmer, Influenced by Gustav Klimt
Air hostess, Influenced by H.R. Giger
Detective, Influenced by Ronald Searle
Young Girl, Influenced by Ana Bagayan
Tessellating Fox, Influenced by M.C.Escher
Florist, Influenced by Jim Flora
Painter and Decorator, Influenced by Piet Mondrain