Friday, 22 April 2011

Self portrait

Aside from the children's book I've been working on, we were also set a little project over the Easter holiday to do an illustrated self portrait of ourselves to put by our work at various exhibitions we will be doing this summer.

I'd already done a little self portrait for my website's 'About' page a few weeks ago, so to avoid the frankly painful process of having to look at myself again for an extended period of time, I've spent slightly less time just tweaking that one slightly. It looks a bit like me... if you squint and I'm pulling my best 'photo face'.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Interesting Items # 2

It's actually been a few months now since I did one of these posts so I thought it was high time for another. I've been trying my hardest not to browse such lovely things lately, but the prospect of moving very soon means I've slipped back into bad habits! 
Enjoy... and don't blame me for any resulting depletion of funds shortly after viewing.

P.S. Final major project for uni is still a massive work in progress... my character is done, and the story finalised and storyboarded. Hopefully some sneak peeks will follow on the blog shortly!

'Grizzly' Apron by Sandra Dieckmann @ Envelop

Engraved Birch Doily Coasters by Uncommon @ Etsy

'Peg It' wooden bird pegs @ Habitat

Pierced Creamware Bowl @ Museum Selection

Walter Bosse Style Stacking Hedgehogs by AustriaBrass @ Etsy


Whale Tissue Box by Gnomesweetgnome @ Etsy

Storm In A Teacup Tea Towel by HelloWilson @ To Dry For

Corgi Royal Wedding Tea Towel by Gemma Correll @ To Dry For

Piano step, found at OaKoAk

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Colour me totem!

So last week I quickly did my entry for Inky Goodness' Colour Me Totem competition. Bit of a fun exercise to distract me from my Final Major Project!

You can also check it out with all the other totem entries at Inkygoodness' facebook fan page here!

Friday, 1 April 2011

The Man Who Found His Niche in Nature

Yet another one day project due to interviews at uni! This time we had five hours to illustrate an article from The Guardian newspaper by Alexander Linklater about a man who, after suffering bullying and a debilitating case of ME, felt he never fitted in to the world until he discovered his 'niche in nature'.

Tried a bit of a different tack with this one, more of a muted colour palette, and tried to push my ideas a bit further. What do you think?