Monday, 30 April 2012

Belfry-work in progress

Almost 9 hours in the studio drawing this up and editing it. Plan is to turn it into a screen print to put onto t shirts and bags. 
Wanted to try and work out the colours and shading today but i am knackered and need food! 

"We must hang up in the belfry where the bats and moonlight laugh"

Friday, 27 April 2012

just like the setting sun

"is returned to the lonely ocean"
Bit of experimentation i got carried away with! 
For my next module I will be illustrating the lyrics of Bright Eyes "At the bottom of everything"

Heres the video just cos its hilarious!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Owl on a Pennyfarthing

Final for ILLUS 241=Done :D
I wanted this to look kindof like a digital screenprint. I sketched all the background layers onto layout paper with conte crayon before layering these up with the line drawing on Photoshop. Pretty happy with it considering it's the first time I have tried anything like this!

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Aesops Fable Final

I got quite excited about the drawing style I used for my first lion so I decided to do some more and lay the story out properly on InDesign! 
Haven't used InDesign for a year so it was interesting trying to work it all out again! Takes a long time to get things to look even half decent with all the type and images working together! Am pretty happy with how this came out though :)

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Storm Tshirts!!!

Ok so I posted a few weeks ago about a tshirt design competition for my cheerleading squad! There were only two entries in the end, and mine won (yay!)
So, here are some of the printed tshirts in action at the University Nationals cheerleading competition!

Me and Jess in the hotel with our tshirts and hoodies!

Our squad taking part in a massive cheer dance off!

and this is me with one of my stunt groups :) 
Just cos I like the photo.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

owls in suits!

After seeing a pennyfarthing bike at the Exeter Museum I decided I wanted to draw a character riding one! Have made my owl a bit more posh, put him in a suit.
Proportions and that are a bit out but I like the character of him, might give him a tophat in the next one!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

owl progression

Starting to turn some animals into characters for 241. Started this off as a guy with an owl head, but it stopped looking like an owl and was more of a fluffy monster head! so now am adding wing hands and making the body rounder and more owl shaped, the bottom one is nearly there, but I think it needs more rounded shoulders... not sure how owl-y I want to go yet haha, will continue tomorrow!

Monday, 2 April 2012

Ghost bird final books

Haven't posted on here in about a week since after our hand in the sun came out and I have had an absolutely glorious week sitting out in the sun instead of doing work!

Working on an essay at the moment so nothing too exciting. But here are some photos of my final books for the Ghosts Of Gone Birds Project. I have enjoyed myself so much in this module, think I have finally worked out what I am doing!

Firstly the Auckland Island Merganser book. I made a box for this which I hand embossed with an image of the bird on the front, and the story of the bird on the back. The Embossing powder makes amazing sparkly effects when used for text!

The Moa book, I redid these because the tracing paper cases on the others kept breaking and I also wanted to try the images on matte paper. These are printed onto Bockingford watercolour paper which has amazing texture. I used the same paper for the covers and hand embossed these with images of the birds.