Sunday, 21 October 2012

Ohh Deer, Pillow-fight Competition




Over the last couple of weeks Ohh Deer (an awesome platform for creatives) have had an ongoing competition called pillow-fight which I entered. After the first round of submissions I was given the opportunity to have two of my designs for sale in Ohh Deer's competition shoppe (stoked!)

Needless to say all of us are going to be battling it out over the next 5 days! This is a very limited time for the public to snap up some super quality illustrated cushions! 

If you wanna get up close and personal to my cushions check them out here: "I Stole Your Crown" and "Mountains" they won't be around for much longer! Eeek!

P.s (Also check these guys out) Katy Rose Devorah Hall Sophie Traugut Jordan Carter Amelie Barnathan Deep Sea



Saturday, 3 September 2011

Aspex Art Fair

Hello! It's been a while! I've recently been working on some new prints for the Aspex Art Fair in Portsmouth as well as editing some old ones. The two new ones were inspired from a page that I did for the Sketchbook Project last year of a magpie wearing another birds feathers as a crown. The edited ones are my 'Night Swimmer' pieces which I created for my final major project based on facing fears. All of these are on sale at the fair and I'm also open to printing other works you might like also! Will add more detailed update soon.

Kingfisher Crown
Flamingo Crown
Night Swimmer
Night Swimmers

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

People

After the manic rush of hand in and degree show set up I'm finally getting back into the swing of things. Below are some of the original illustrations I did for the fear of being alone.


Monday, 21 March 2011

Facing Fear

Below are some experiments based on overcoming the fear of swimming at night.












 




Manifesto

This is a combination of illustrations taken from pages from The Sketchbook Project based on my Manifesto. The main illustrations I incorporated are titled "Feedback" and "Think through making".

Manifesto

Sunday, 20 March 2011

A touring library of sketchbooks

The Sketchbook Project - "It's like a concert tour, but with sketchbooks"

For this project the art co-op send out a blank A5 moleskin to participants who fill it up and send it back. This collection of different artists sketchbooks then forms a library which tours around America starting at the Brooklyn Art Library.

My mum got me one of these sketchbooks for my 22nd birthday to get me back into creating and I'm happy to say that a few weeks back I finally sent it off!!

I used this project as the driving force for the Manifesto Brief as I was struggling to get ideas down on paper. Most of the subjects behind my illustrations are to do with self help, personal thoughts and things that I need to remind myself of as an image maker. I really enjoyed working in this sketchbook and allowed myself to skip from one end of the book to the other to minimise pressure. The pages of the moleskin are really thin which I thought would be an issue at first using pen but once I started working in it I quite liked the reverse side of images bleeding through and used it as a sort of layout guide for the next illustration. I really enjoyed this because it made it feel like the illustrations were communicating with each other blending from one page to the next. I felt those pages worked the best and I intend on making a zine based solely on this idea connecting one image from one page to the next and the next...

Below are some of the pages from my sketchbook.


Number One

Tears

Tears

The Best Ideas Come at Night

Antisymmetric

Think Through Making

Those Aren't Mine

Make Mistakes


Feedback

Pencil Freaked


Where am I?

Don't Need to be Saved

The Bigger Picture

Human Touch

Magic

Fear of Failure

My Crown my Heart


My Crown My Heart


I Stole Your Crown

I'm in Here

But I Love You

Sky's the Limit

Monday, 31 May 2010

Abandoned Caravan Typeface

Whilst taking photographs at the abandoned caravan park site I stumbled across an old 1970s wallpaper book placed on a bench inside the club house. I found it incredible comparing the bright colours inside the book to the old dull flaking paint that covered the walls. 

We were asked to create a decorative typeface depicting the atmosphere of our chosen place. For my typeface I combined photographs of the walls how they are now with the wallpaper designs that I found in the sample book from the 1970s. I used simple shapes for the letters as I wanted them to look like they could have torn out of the wallpaper book as a sample and pasted onto the wall. I added shapes resembling the seaside resort such as seagulls and rocks in the negative spaces of the letters to give the typeface more character and legibility.


Abandoned Caravan Park

Ok so this post is a little overdue.. In March we were given a project based on the atmosphere of a particular place. After researching various derelict hospitals and military camps I came across an abandoned nudist camp situated on one of the many cliff tops on the Isle of Wight. The caravan park opened in the 1970s but was forced to close due to various landslides causing many of the buildings to fall into the sea. It was a bit of an adventure climbing through the ivy and trekking down winding goat tracks but it was well worth it. Once I got to the heart of the site it was incredible. It looked as though whoever had stayed there had just got up and left, leaving behind belongings, cars, furniture even personal letters. Below are some of the photographs I took there.