Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Merry Christmas!





I had a dream about this set of christmas cards so I hand painted them today instead of doing my dissertation. They are sequential and looped!

Friday, 9 December 2011

Anthony Nolan




Recent project where we had to create a campaign to raise awareness for Anthony Nolan, who desperately need people to sign up to their bone marrow register. Bone marrow donation is nowhere near as black and white and grainy as I imagined, in fact its a lot like giving blood. I've signed up! Have a look at http://www.anthonynolan.org/ if you fancy.
I ended up making a little game where you had to find the perfect match, based on the idea that there are millions of different types of blood tissue and usually only a few matches for each patient. It's actually quite hard, find the match!

Inc!



Had an amazing time last night at the inc magazine launch party. Me and lorna, hannah and simon drew all over the walls and had the luxury of hearing some lovely poetry from the likes of will davies and ben mellor.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Chairs!





This is a 4 page narrative on divorce seen through household objects, in this case chairs! i love drawing chairs. I will be changing it to make it much more frantic but here it is at the moment.

Friday, 14 October 2011

contraceptive birds



This brief was designed to be seen recto and verso in a magazine ( so on the same piece of paper)
I used the bird as a metaphor for people and showed the pro contraception side as two birds together free and the rest of the birds are perforated, then on the other side you would push all of the other birds out of the page, leaving you with an overpopulated page, like if we didnt have contraception! i will probably do this a bit more so that the page falls apart completely when you start to push the birds out. enjoy!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

cyber space




some images relating to cyber space and the idea of being watched

Friday, 30 September 2011

3-D posters





Apologies for the really bad phone photos. This is a series of 3-D posters i did for a latest project about something you are passionate about. I chose maths and all of these shapes are based on the golden ratio or the letter phi. They come flatpack with a net on the back and you just cut it out and put it together and hey presto. i will be screenprinting lots so let me know if you want one. better shiny photos to come x

Selection of some paintings I did for a summer travel guide brief. They're from a holiday to Wagrain in Austria. It's a lovely place :)

Inc



colour version of an illustration i did for inc magazine. really enjoyed working on it. it's in response to a poem but you'll just have to buy a copy of the magazine for the full effect

Sunday, 24 July 2011

See Sea


This is a painting of a photo from Lindesfarne that I did for my boyfriend's parents as a gift. I'm not sure it was quite as cloudy as i made it out to be, but I would still very much like to go one day.

Friday, 15 July 2011

How to be a Woman

Quick, very quick, redesign of the cover of caitlin moran's 'how to be a woman' which i've just finished reading. cannot recommend it enough. Hilarious and at the same time raises some very logical arguments on the state of feminism today. The cover was hard to redesign, as the book is predominantly the story of Caitlin Moran's life, the current cover which has a portrait of her on the front is very fitting. I focused loosely on dress size and the style of instruction manuals. I promised to redesign the cover from every book I read, so ta da. Next: The Hobbit.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Summertime


Some images from a park i recently discovered. mother swan got angryy.

NOMAD





I've been trying to redesign the cover of every book i read recently. This is one i did for Alfred Bester's 'The stars my destination'.
I chose the red swirls and simple design because of the tiger mask on gully foyles face, and also in contrast to the very detailed cover that exists currently (as you can see below), i wanted to do something much simpler but still eye-catching.
'The star's my destination'is a really good book if you're into sci-fi.





Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Ugly ducklings


Some really quick little swans and ducklings in a hidden park near me.

lets go flyyy a kite



Just a bit of local location drawing of a cricket match and some people flying kites in a park near me. Kites are HARD but very FUN to draw.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Happy Father's Day


little present for my papa,its a photograph from one of his walking holidays which I painted, possibly taken at the top of 'Loch Lomond' i'm told..

Friday, 17 June 2011

Broken Britain




These are from a recent print project on the budget cuts, and how even though we are being told we are broken, the fights not over yet.

you can see more on my cargo site

a little painting from some of my dads walking photos
Another A3 crazy colour drawing

Thursday, 9 June 2011



Some more doodlings from yesterday. Yes, that is a circular piano.

Oil pastels everywhere






Got really into the idea of individuality and shapes and colours today, definitely going to progress this further. I decided to combat my love of monochrome with coloured pastels, lets hope it stays colourful.