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.