Tuesday, 14 December 2010

I've been featured in Elle Magazine Denmark!

My illustration of Amelia Gregory got featured in the article.
It's a shame I can't understand what it says... also the front cover should be this image! Should have my copy of the book next week, can't wait to see my work in print!

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Gulf of Mexico Endangered Species

So after 10 weeks work this is my final piece for my endangered species project. It's been great drawing scientific illustration, something I was curious to explore as I loved the intricacy and detailing. I enjoyed distorting this and bringing a contemporary twist to it.

I made sure I used layers to make it look like a pool that you could look into, with the piece's outer layer in the shape of the gulf of mexico. Inside the pool are layers of coral, water and the animals that reside there. The various animals are the endangered species which are decaying from the oil spill.

I've really loved getting into papercuts again, and using mixed media, it's been a great project to explore!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Silent Auction

So with the run up to christmas we are holding a silent auction at university. It's happening tomorrow, and this is the print I've submitted. It's of a blue throated Mackaw, and I'm hoping he goes to a good home!

Monday, 29 November 2010

More endangered animals...

These are more of the animals that are going to be caught up in my very own oil spill, will be putting up the cutout 3D environment I have done soon.


Current project.. birds, endangered birds and an oil spill.

Hello, I've got lots to show you, but here's just a selection for the moment.

I have been exploring an authorial project, which started with an article in the new scientist about endangered species in South America.
This focused particularly on species threatened by human intervention.

I developed the project into the animals affected in the oil spill disaster that happened in the Gulf of Mexico. I have been conveying decay, but wanted the images to be eery and beautiful..

Friday, 19 November 2010

A recipe for.. knitting a penguin jumper

As it states, this is a 'how to' for knitting a penguin jumper.. loving festive knitwear at the moment.

It's being published in a zine, "A recipe for.." that we produced to raise money for our end of year show. So it should hopefully be on sale soon. Everyone from my course did a different recipe, unconventional ones to make for interesting illustrations!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Hello, it's been a while - I need to update a lot, I've been so busy with projects at the moment!

Just thought I'd share that I'm one of the lucky illustrators that won the open brief competition for Amelia's Magazine. I'm going to be published in Amelia's latest book which is coming out in December, you can pre-order it here http://tinyurl.com/39tm69f
I'm very excited about seeing my work in print, I absolutely loved the last book, Amelia's Anthology of Illustration, which funnily enough I received as a Christmas present last year, so it feels great to actually be in the next installment.

The compendium features the work of 30 illustrators and showcases the best ethical designers around, not to mention beautiful imagery, can't wait for my copy!

Friday, 1 October 2010

Amelia's Magazine - Philippa Holland & Phoebe Coleman

These are illustrations of Philippa Holland and Phoebe Coleman's jewellery for London Fashion Week.
They accompany the latest article of Amelia's Magazine.
I love how delicate they are, it gave me a lot of breadth to create something detailed and pretty. I'm loving the insect jewellery, wouldn't mind some of that myself! Couldn't bring myself to draw the spiders though..

Link for the article is here: http://tinyurl.com/37pg3hq

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Mia Jafari Collaboration

I was asked by Mia Jafari to illustrate some scarves from her Strawberry Cosmos collection, and to illustrate the winner of her competition in collaboration with Sketchbook Magazine.. Here's one of them just to show you what I've been up to.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Inkygoodness - Play Exhibition

I've had a busy, but fun week.
I've been helping out at the Inkygoodness 'Play' Exhibition at the East Gallery on Brick Lane, London.
I've really liked this collective for a while as I saw their exhibition last year at the Birmingham Custard Factory and thought they were amazing.
I've met so many talented illustrators, it's very inspiring indeed. Most of which I had already heard of, so it was great to meet them in person.
I learnt about hanging the show, pricing up the artwork and what it takes to run a collective like inkygoodness.
The show is on for another week so go have a look if you're in London!

I have a website!

Well, I finally got round to it, and I find it very exciting. I'm enjoying the rollovers and the blue and pink colour scheme, and also having an online portfolio.. that kind of being key!

let me know what you think perhaps? :)


Monday, 30 August 2010

Amelia's Magazine - V&A Hollywood Glamour

Well, I've been busy lately! another illustration for Amelia's Magazine out this week. I'm enjoying doing fashion illustration, especially for editorial... I seem to enjoy being under pressure, crazy.

I'm helping out at the Inkygoodness exhibition this week, "Play," at the East Gallery, there will be a follow up on this.. :)

Link to the article is here: http://tinyurl.com/39c9nxp

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Amelia's Magazine - Eugene Lin

An Illustration of Eugene Lin's upcoming Autumn/Winter range. The article is published for Amelia's Magazine.

In other news, getting my website together, should be up and running soon, fingers crossed!

Link to the article is here: http://tinyurl.com/36vpxwg

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Sacred Realms

I was asked to create website artwork for a new Fantasy Lingerie company, "Sacred Realms," I'm still in the early stages of the commission, but here's a bit of development drawing!

Monday, 2 August 2010

Amelia's Magazine - La Shark Interview

I've been illustrating for Amelia's magazine again - It's so great to be contributing to a magazine I've admired for a few years now :)

I Illustrated the interview with La Shark's lead singer, Samuel Geronimo Deschamps. La Shark are a quirky funk band, or 'freak pop,' phrased by Aimee O'Neill. The band reminded me on first listen of Adam and the Ants, and with their dress code considered I think this is evident; which I totally approve of, it was great fun to work with!

The article can be seen here: http://tinyurl.com/327vxjc

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Amelia's Magazine - Secret Garden Party

In Amelia's latest review I illustrated Steve Mason, ex member of the Beta Band. The Illustration and the review of the Secret Garden Party can be seen here:
Editorial is exciting. It's great to be working to quick deadlines, hopefully I'll be doing this more often!

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Rob Ryan Work Experience

A couple of weeks ago I had a day in the life of Rob Ryan. I had been looking forward to it very much, especially as he is an Illustrator I look up to in terms of craft and practice - his work is so beautiful! Even more so first hand.
I was introduced to both his studios, his main studio where the cut-outs happen and the print studio. Everywhere was littered with prints and rob ryan branded mugs, plates, sellotape, kitchen tiles.. it was so tiny but bursting with life.

I had such a fun day, cutting out from one of his latest paper cuts, and making badges for his shop marking his Ryantown 2 year anniversary, as well as running errands. It was so exciting to witness his London Studio first-hand, the ins and outs of what it was like to be an Illustrator.

All of his lovely work can be seen here at www.misterrob.co.uk


Thursday, 10 June 2010

Happy Birthday.

I've had a lot of birthdays recently in my calendar and I always love making birthday cards, here are a couple!
I seem to be collecting a lot of wrapping paper and hoarding offcuts, I now have boxes full of paper, maybe it's getting out of hand!

In other news I'm doing more fashion Illustration for an open brief which I'm going to post up here soon.
It's nice to be doing drawing again :)

Friday, 14 May 2010

Chaos Theory Animation

I have finally completed my animation for the Divergence brief.
2/3 weeks of stop motion and it is finally over, it's been a steep learning curve, as I've learnt a lot from after effects, making sure the tripod is set up correctly, lighting etc all had to be considered. As well as the actual medium I was using. The origami paper was very fun to work with, especially with the vibrant colours! It was just a little time consuming creating all the different characters/scenes but I don't mind at all, I think it's been fun! :)

Tuesday, 4 May 2010


I think being cooped up for so long writing an essay made me splurge my creativity into other things such as card making, and origami... in this instance I decided to surprise dear James when he returned home, I think he was pleasantly surprised :)

Origami paper is very fun indeed, so brightly coloured and versatile.
I think this is why I'm using it for my animation, which will be uploaded soon may I add, It's still very ropey however.. but It'll get an upload soon!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

"Helps you say it better"

I recently submitted illustrations for H.Samuel's "Helps you say it better," campaign. Here are a few images from the collection.
It's been fun drawing something pretty once again :)

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Sketchbook-ing the second.

Feeling inspired is good for the soul.


I've started sketchbooking again. Collecting envelopes and random pieces of post it notes for the bigger picture :)
i love making things spur of the moment, I'm glad I've picked up this again.
I'm trying to do a page a day, recording the occurrences I find intriguing.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

It's time to dissolve that creepy cake lady.

Hello, It's been a while.
So I developed my initial storyboard forward.. I moved into psychedelics, experimenting with dye and food colouring.Then the effects that this would have on acetate when put into water. The initial development was more about experimenting with the medium as I felt I needed to be decisive about the imagery I used. I thought it was more important what "happened" to the imagery than what it actually was. The idea was to represent a "trip," and explore this journey, drawing upon experiences of others who have taken L.S.D.

I think the results were interesting. I did not expect them to dissolve.

I don't have my finals yet - eek.. expect them shortly. It involves projections.. projections which haven't happened yet. I hope it'll be alright on the night... !

peace out - krispy kreme time. x

Friday, 19 February 2010

Late night experiments.

I've totally destroyed the kitchen. Vegetable oil everywhere, but I'm happy I gave it a go. I'm trying to make psychadelic patterns, and i will succeed.. no matter how much vegetable oil and food colouring i use!

I had my interim Crit yesterday, I think it went well - I didn't like what I showed but I think it gives a good idea of where I'm heading :) I feel very inspired anyhow.

Can you tell what the narrative is from the picture? hmm I really hope so. or maybe I don't... maybe you should be confused? yes you should. :)

Tuesday, 2 February 2010


1am is the best time to draw :)

I think I listened to "Waitin' for a superman," on loop while I drew this.
I'm trying to generate ideas for my new project which I'm doing on the Soft Bulletin album by the Flaming Lips. I figure by extensive listening, and text analysis I may get somewhere. I've got big ideas to do with 3D and paper :) I hope to be experimental.

I also visited the V&A yesterday.
I saw the Decode exhibition... http://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/future_exhibs/Decode/ ...very good, I recommend! Many gadgets and intereactive pieces.

As well as Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies - so beautiful. It was amazing to see them first hand. If only I could paint like that! <3

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Don't I know you from somewhere?

This is my latest project. We were given a phrase and were then asked to develop practical work from it.

I found this interesting, especially looking into the condition Amnesia, and creating illustrations based around this.
I didn't want to lose the recognisation process of the phrase though. So as a result I created a catalogue of faces of people I knew, and people I did not know so well. In the final the faces are fazed out depending on how well i know them. So the bolder face the more I know the person in question.

A few of the developments are shown here, will try and upload the transparency piece too at some point.

Anorak Competition

The children's magazine Anorak recently posted a competition to create a cover design. I wanted an excuse to create something fun and child-like. So I went for it.. I could only find a handful of felt tips though. i think this probably helped my colour palette however.

Publishing Brief - Atwood Book Covers

I have been extremely busy and unable to update this, but I'm going to try my best to rectify this! I hope to use this blog as a tool, rather than a chore.. possibly why I haven't updated it in so long. But I understand it will become valuable to me in time.

So yes, I'm going to post what I did for my previous project at university.

It was a really odd brief, to create 5 covers for 5 of Margaret Atwood's books. There was a continuity factor that needed to be applied; so in essence all the book covers needed to look like they were part of a series.

This was a lot of work. Much more than I imagined, but I really enjoy working with paper. Paper is so much fun!
Especially creating 3D environments with them. I feel that they are far more captivating due to the lighting and the way that the shadows add depth.

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