Monday, 26 March 2012

henry mccausland: strange animals

A bit of inspiration for my current animation project!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

how to make a photocopy

For our latest brief we had to give basic instructions on how to either boil an egg, tie a shoelace, make a photocopy, make a cup of tea, make a sandwich or change a lightbulb. We had to do so in a way that is hasn't been looked at before and is visually interesting.

I went for how to make a photocopy (obviously). I made observational drawings of people in the university library making photocopies and such, then tried the refine the images further. I thought it was really interesting to use discarded photocopies people have left behind, so I tried to incorporate these into make work, letting the text and shapes found create a narrative, rather than just giving direct instructions.

I then comprised these images into a little zine. I had fun with this one, and the new brief we've been set is very exciting! I'll reveal more in due time.

Thursday, 8 March 2012


I didn't get to finish drawing this as the view of the girl got blocked, but I kinda like it.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

sketchbook dump

 Just some sketchbook pages I have been doing for my latest brief...all will become clear soon!

third and final week of reportage brief

Sorry it took me a while to post the drawings from the last week of my reportage brief! I think my drawings got stronger later in the book, I grew more confident with the types of lines I was making. Most of these were drawn in a cafe and were a bit more intimate, I was really pleased that I got some people's faces and expressions. I've generally enjoyed this brief and although it is over I will definitely continue to draw from life of the things I see day to think I used to find my references with a google image search!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

new fashion blog

I've decided to create a seperate style and fashion blog here. I've decided this blog should be based more around my work and illustration in general.

Also, you may have noticed I've finally put together a new header! Just something basic for now.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

passer bys

I made a zine comprising of what I thought were my best drawings from the reportage brief, adding a bit of a narrative. I'll also make a final post of my drawings from week three so you can see the details.

ebay: clothes for sale!

 These items and many more for sale on my eBay here. Get bidding!