Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Happy Halloween and Getting Back on the Horse...the Illustration Horse...

So it has been far, far too long since I posted anything on here! I had such an unproductive summer due to having to get a 'normal/boring' job to pay for life and then illnesses happened and all sorts but I am changing all of that as of last week! I'm back getting work done I've got a list of competitions I want to enter and I am determined to do this Illustration thing! So keep an eye out I will make a success of this if its the last thing I do. And here is a little Halloween picture to prove that I am back.

And if you really really like it you can buy it in my society6 shop right here!

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, 2 May 2013

New Baby

Some more competition work. This time the theme is 'New Baby'. Struggled for ideas for this one so I think I'll just stick to these two!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

More Female Patterns

Here are some more female pattern competition entries. I decided to just alter my previous 'Who Run The World' pattern to a 'Sugar and Spice' one because I liked it and wanted to use it.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Who Run The World?!

Another female pattern picture I just did quickly but I don't think I'll be able to enter it because of copyright and stuff. .I wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of Sasha Fierce!!

Blue or Pink?

I need an outside opinion! I've done these for the Tiger Print female pattern competition but I don't know which one looks best..I really like both. So any suggestions are welcome!

Monday, 29 April 2013

Hawkwood Competition Entry

This is my entry for a book cover competition set by Hawkwood Books! Its a good job I went to see my tutors about it today because I'd somehow given the author a completely different name which could have been embarrassing but it's all sorted now and ready to hand in! . . For some reason it looks fluorescent on here but it's not actually that bright in real life.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Some FMP Stuff!

A couple of my FMP pictures. They all still need a bit of tweaking especially the last one because I haven't tried to tackle his hands and feet on yet! And the butterfly one because I'm not happy with its eye! I've just got to keep trudging on! Just a few weeks left now..

Thursday, 21 March 2013

More Cards

Didn't make the shortlist in the competition but I'm really pleased with my designs anyway! Here are the others I did.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Frog Eyes

Trying to decide which frog eye is best! Suggestions Welcome!

Monday, 18 March 2013

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

FMP Ideas

These are some quick mock ups of one idea of part of my final major project. I want to create a little pack of fact cards about all the animals I'm using with a picture of the animal on the front and information about them on the back. This picture here isn't the one I'll use, this is just a section of a bigger picture I did earlier today!

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Reforestation: Competition Entry

Finally a piece of finished work! This is my entry for a competition where we have to produce an illustration for an ethical, moral and worthwhile cause so I chose reforestation because I think it's important! Made partly out of paper and then edited together on photoshop.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Card Competition Ideas



A few variations of a Valentine's day card competition entry for Hallmark. Not sure which one I like best yet. I stole my ladybird picture idea with this but I think penguins are more romantic than ladybirds ..some how! That sounds ridiculous but its just the truth!

Monday, 28 January 2013

Quick Update

 Just a little bit of sketchbook work for my FMP. Most of these sketches are ideas for a poster for the opera Iolanta. More to come soon!

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Final Major Project Moodboard

This is my moodboard for my FMP. I wasn't really sure if I was doing it how I was meant to but then I decided it didn't really matter because it's full of stuff that inspires me and I think that's more important than whether or not it's right! The left side is full of illustrations that I like and in the style (cut out paper/card) that I want to do my final work in and then the right side is full of images of Russian landscapes/architecture and pattern because my project is going to be based on one of Tchaikovsky's opera's so I want there to be a bit of Russian influence in my final work! And that's about it really!! Excited to get started now.