Friday, 27 January 2012

Colour Match

Colour matching exercise. Harder than it sounds.


Our task was to create an image for a newspaper article. Think I could have been a bit more inventive with this and this task confirmed my dislike of newspapers and boringness.

Colour Collage

This has been the most helpful workshop we have had at uni i think. Simply because it helped me develop my work for the previous project The Gift. It was in this workshop i began to use collage and oil pastels, both of which played a major part in the project. Since this i have not only gained new skills but i have been able to develop my own drawing style.

Sherlock Holmes

We were given various pages from a Sherlock Holmes book which we then worked on to, picking out certain words to work around. This is my outcome and some rough ideas.

Text Workshop

Going to be uploading some workshop work i have just gotten round to scanning. This workshop looked at incorporating text into illustration, here are a few tasks we carried out during that session.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Mono printing

Here are some mono prints i did during the book cover project

Pros and Cons

Latest uni project, based around editorial illustration, for newspapers for example. We had a selection of topics to choose from and I picked Fast Food. The aim was to create a pro image, showing fast food to be good and a con image, showing the negatives of it.
We worked to a 40x40mm size, but i've blown them up here.
Must say I haven't really enjoy this project, as I think it helps to be very opinionated. We have been largely encouraged to keep up to date with the news etc throughout the course, but it bores and depresses me, so i find drawing sailors and men with 8 arms far more productive. Saying that it has been interesting to work to a time limit, as editorial illustration needs to be developed and produced very quickly, we had a workshop on that the other day, so i found that helpful towards this project.
I also realise the pro image isn't entirely effective, so it doesn't scream out 'PROOOOOO' which it should, so I should do something about that but I'm going to work on some personal sketchbook work instead, as I'm at the end of my tether.


It's my Dad's birthday on Sunday so i did a quick painting last night of St Ives for his card! Going back to Cornwall in the summer as well which I can't WAIT for. Such a beautiful place, going to sketch til the cows come home.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012


Thursday, 12 January 2012

Diseases Of Seamen

Latest project i have been working on is based around designing a book cover. We were given a list of books from The Invisible Library which we were then asked to illustrate. I choose the book 'Diseases Of Seamen'. Here is the outcome i have developed which shows the front and back cover as well as the spine of the book and the folded sleeves which go around the pyshical book. A nice little fact i learnt from this project is...

Book sleeves actual purpose was to keep the books from getting dusty or dirty. When people bought the books, they usually threw these away!

Monday, 2 January 2012


Been keeping a sketchbook to try and build up some personal work over the Christmas period. Here are a few sketches