Tuesday, 3 June 2014

NUA Workshop

Currently working on a project relating to our final year degree show at Norwich University of the Arts with a team of lovelies on my course. We are putting together a series of 4 workshops spanning over the course of the show which demonstrate the creative process that we as illustrators experience. Hopefully it will give people who are unfamiliar with illustration and it's many possibilities a clearer insight into what it has to offer. Here is a look at the promotional film we put together with help from Film and Moving Image student Sam Webber. We think it's great and hope it gives you an idea of whats coming up!

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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Beasts of the Southern Wild

For the first unit of my third year at uni, I worked on a project based around the film Beasts of the Southern Wild. The story has been inspired by the events of Hurricane Katrina and looks at dealing with the loss and destruction of ones home. I was looking at creating an end sequence for the film based on the narrative and ended up creating a series of images which could potentially have been developed into an animation.

Thursday, 24 January 2013


We had to make a book in our workshop today based on the research we have gathered for our project so far. Yesterday when I was drawing around the school, I overheard some kids having a spelling lesson. One of them was misbehaving and the teacher said 'If you don't finish your work, then you won't get a cuddle' which I found highly amusing as the little boy was distraught and got on with his work right away! Here is the book I made using this as a starting point.It is in the form of a concertina book so it would be seen in one long strip normally!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013


Been struggling with the Reportage project we've been set at uni but finally started filling up my sketchbook with school related drawings! Some of the images have a shadows as i scanned then in from my sketchbook!

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Friday, 21 December 2012


Some special Christmas card designs I've done for loved ones :)

Saturday, 24 November 2012


Not seen my dogs for 66 days, which is a joke. Miss them so much. These are some old drawings I did for Mum as a birthday present a few years ago.

Monday, 19 November 2012


Gone with a simple design for my front cover after the feedback i gained at my review day at uni the other week!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


These are some potential ideas for the inside illustrations of The Swimmer. I've tried to be quite daring with the use of space and wanted the images to feel isolated on the page like the character in the story.

Sunday, 4 November 2012


Probably not going to use any of these but tried out a bit of mono printing at home last week and there are the odd few paintings/drawings of legs thrown in that I did a while ago!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Graham Rawle

We had a workshop on Monday with artist and writer, Graham Rawle, in which we were given two words which we then had to make up a visual story with. I was given 'ambitious table'and with the limit of 100 words or less, I came up with the following response.
We also had a very interesting lecture from Graham in the morning, he had a lot of great stuff to talk about and he has really inspired me to take an interest in collecting something, not sure what that will be yet but I think I should have a project of some kind.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Personal Journal

Don't want to get entirely overtaken by my project so finally got round to starting a personal journal again!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

The Swimmer

Today I had a contextual presentation (about the reinvention of classic book covers) which I enjoyed a surprising amount! Topics are so much easier to talk about when you're actually interested in them. Anyway I can now fully concentrate on my project! I've come up with a few initial ideas, been focusing on themes within the story such as maps, alcohol and obviously swimming, which will hopefully help me progress through to some final outcomes later in the project.

Monday, 15 October 2012


Workshop focusing on personality and character. We had to create a life sized drawing of a character from our chosen story. I chose Shirley Adams, someone who i imagine to be young, seductive and at this particular time, confused and mildly angry!