Sunday, 25 November 2012

Illustrator in service!

after the recent purchase of CS6 it's taken me a while to create some stuff! but this week, you should see everything that has been coming together. below are scenes of a story about a woman who wanted to eat a child. There are more pages in progress:

Friday, 26 October 2012

'Pocky' advert

With the brief about an advert for 'Pocky', the deadline arriving soon, it's been quite a while to get things up and running, but painting is well underway and collaboration of everything is coming together nicely. Just getting together enough resources to make it spooky and more scientifical! 

Monday, 22 October 2012

Sun, sea, sand and the sniffles!

Original painting for illustrating the given article

Playing with ideas, felt it didn't quite give the quality I wanted, so looked back at the original and tweaked some bits to arrive at this:

That in mind, heres the final collaboration included in the article:

Hard at Work!

Been hard at work the past few weeks and realised, wait, BLOG!! With a new laptop, I had no idea what my password is but it's all under control!! 

So heres the work I've been producing and refining over the past few weeks! 
We'll start with an article about small victories...

Realising that it didn't quite fit, and with some direction adjusted my idea, so then arrived at this:

So Overall the production with a few more adjustments, the article ended up looking like this:

Still adjustments to be made on the centre victory symbol! 

Friday, 28 September 2012

The social gathering!

So far, my productivity for the morning... Here's the first mock up sketch of the new brief, nearly have all the characters in now and trying to decide how best to colour and evolve it.

The idea behind it is that it is a scene of looking outside of a cafe window, onto the street. Some characters interact, others go about their business, I tried to keep to my original characters as much as possible so they don't start to look like one another.

Thursday, 27 September 2012


Well I think I'm heading in the right direction...

Now just need to tweak the painting style, give her some super cool clothes and change her position!

Self portrait!

Back at university with a new brief, this is me trying to develop a self portrait based around the childrens illustrator Francesca Gambatesa. Still working on it!

Saturday, 15 September 2012


More light hearted work, these sketches are from a range of different projects.

Print work ideas

These pieces were also involved in the secrets project, using printing and various sketch work to depict different scenarios.

More Sketch Work

Showing a bit more of a darker streak, these pieces went into a bigger perception on a dark secrets project.

Sketch Work

Works in progress and ideas from previous years at university. These works are from some project overviews and some of my own sketch and observational work.
The sketches above are all animal based, using a range of ink, pencil and charcoal.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Pet Problems

Toy Suggestions for Rabbits...

Encourage fish growth...

Project based on 99 pet problems, these line drawings all represent their titles.

Pool side safety for ferrets...

The danger of 'dropsy' in fish...

Essential Commands to teach your dog...

Foods that should not be fed to a Guinea pig ...

Improving your ferrets odour...

Characters from summer

 Inspired by the work of Otto Dix, his dark humour and representation of the human figure and various patterns attracted me to his work.

 Jim flora's work is imminent in this piece, I enjoyed the energy of his work and the shapes that transpired with minimal colouring and straight edges.

 One of my favourite illustrators is Shaun Tan, his technique inspires me, the gentle lines and tones reminds me of a secretive mood, his characters emotions are down played and I love his take on illustrative artwork.

 Based on the work of Alberto Cerriteno, a new artist to me, his work jumped out at me with its patterned liveliness. I loved the colours he used and the development of figures from use of various shapes.

 Based on a short project work by Oliver Jeffers, his 'A world with Coffee' made me realize that with minimal materials can create something illustratively humorous and different.

The Summer has come to a close, that doesn't mean my art work took on a halt. The past few months have encouraged me to develop my art work and explore the various techniques of other illustrators.
This body of work represents different characters in a range of poses. Inspired by my own feelings, and illustrators I enjoyed for a number of reasons, this artwork are all female with various feelings that I have encountered over the Summer.