Tuesday, 29 December 2009

#13 christmas gift

Secret Santa gift for my Boyfriends Sister,
Simon and i ended up working on it together, i designed it,using The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Birds of the World then, he vectored it up for me.

will be printed out large, on matt paper for going up in her new home.

Monday, 14 December 2009

#12 A Year in Self Portraits.

2009 in Self Portraits. I plan on doing a 2010 in Self Portraits also.

I draw myself alot, i don't really have anyone else to draw. I'm always there, and i don't move when i draw myself.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

#11 the bags have been printed

Here it is. On Sale Thursday 09th December, Prints also availble.

 ...And christmas cards

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

#8 mainly monkey

 We're screen printing and selling totebags at uni in order to raise money for our journal/ cataloque that we want published to hand out/sell at our final exhibition. theses are just some roughs i've been doing for the tote bag designs... my project work wasnt really suitable for bags, i dont think. also we are really limiting ourselves to one colour...

Thursday, 29 October 2009

#6 posterinos

I fancied a change of technique lately. so we've gone from this business to the ones below, as you can see it was a gradual change.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

#4b Halloween mask

Halloween mask but some better pictures, taken by Marcus Gilham

feedback would be appreciated :)
I want to get some photos of it with a sombrero instead of scarf, but i cant find my sombrero at the moment.  Dammit.

Friday, 23 October 2009

#5 queues

This is what happens if you dont draw for too long:

You find people queueing for invisible men that could only find a coat.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

#4 Halloween

Yay its Halloween, The Holiday that means nothing to a large proportion of us, but it means we get to dress up. Smashing. 

This is my work outfit for our Halloween Gig, i'll probably wear a black hoodie over the top.

It cost me absolutely nothing. I made it from old fashioned papier mache, PVA, a balloon, and marker pens. It hangs pride of place over the mantle. 

Sorry about the bad photo, there will be more photos after i wear it..

Thursday, 15 October 2009

#3 changing the world one favour at a time

A group project by Sam White, Toby Palfryman, and myself, where we were set the task to change the world in four days.

Each page has a task for the reader to complete including simple things such as 'make someone a cup of tea'. when the reader has completed the task they write what they did, and where possible, get a signature of the reciprocate. When they have completed the booklet, they returned the booklet to us via our pigeon holes at university.

So far we have had two back. :)

Thursday, 24 September 2009


It's the first week back to uni! It's the third and final year, so chaos has consumed our lives yet again, but for the last time

This week i've had a few fingers in a few pies, first and foremost uni, it's been good to be back and amongst good company.
We had a really inspiring guest speaker in. Tom Hammick:
He paints really simply, but captures the characters and animals (i dont want to say perfectly, but almost) Horses and his wife especially you can tell its her in each painting, just by the way she stands and her hair.
More than anything i just an drawn to the content, he uses the bleak snowside, the conifers, and the shacks, i love shacks and sheds, small abode simple living. contradicting that this was one of my favourites of his paintings/woodcuts:

at first i saw it as a flower bed, i'd seen them illustrated in this way before, but the way he talked about it turned it into a magic carpet, on which his daughter would ride.
you can find more here: www.tomhammick.com
I really like his work, its really simple, and it inspired me to do some painting of my own, (will be posted)
but for now here's a lovely little doodle i did of Tom (i'm sorry).
GOOD NEWS! I've been asked by a local independent film maker to do some story boarding. :) it's going to be an interesting experience. More news on that soon hopefully

Also I made a poster for YOG Gigs:

(http://www.yoggigs.co.uk) which i also did the website for, They're a really good organisation that runs 'rock' gigs for under 18's in the kent area,

At uni, our tutor brought up the topic of 'your own work', i didnt really think of myself having any of my own work, as uni usually takes over, but i realised that i have been drawing alot of portraits lately, Keith Floyd's death was an obvious influence, I also draw myself alot, and the objects and scenes around me, as i often have no one, or nothing else to draw. so would it be acceptable to say my own work is generally about myself?
Perhaps i should make more of an effort to go out and draw.

Till next time, Avid readers :\ (i joke)

Thursday, 10 September 2009

The beginning of blogging

BLOG 1 Newspaper illustration #1

CANTERBURY has been told it is 'gay enough'- after a two-month inquiry costing thousands of pounds. The Kent cathedral city was found to sufficiently promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender culture by the Local Government Ombudsman after a complaint by a gay group. A team of three council officers had to provide 'details of touring plays and musicals, for example, which would be of interest to the LGBT community'. A council spokesman said: 'We're delighted'.

Unfortunately i cant remember what newspaper this was from (although it was probably 'The Metro') or what date it was published, but this is my response.