Thursday, 26 December 2013

merry christmas

Hope you are all having a wonderful christmas, I shall see you in the new year with some new work!

Monday, 16 December 2013

third year christmas show

Here is my set up for the Christmas show we had on Friday. The rough cut (will be uploaded soon!) for my animation was displayed on a whiteboard projector, the table was covered in a hand drawn background I created for the animation and I also included some spot coloured frames and storyboarding. :)

There was some great work on display by my peers, some of which shown below!

I've now finished for Christmas for four weeks, hooray! Inbetween extra hours at works I will try and do some festive crafting...

Monday, 9 December 2013

10% off for ten thousand views!

I recently reached an amazing 10, 000 page views here on blogspot! To say thank you I'm offering 10% off my Etsy store till the 16th of December! Just use the coupon code TENTHOUSAND at the checkout.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

animation progress

This is me creating a background for an animation I'm working on. I thought it would be nice to show my working process for once? Or something like that. I'm aiming to have a rough cut done by next Friday, in time for our Christmas show, eep!

Sunday, 1 December 2013

before I could draw launch night

 Friday night was the launch of Before I Could Draw at 2022 NQ, Manchester. There were so many wonderful reinterpretations of childhood drawings and the originals were hilarious. The general atmosphere of the exhibition was great, the whole theme was such a good idea and I'm so glad I was a part of it! The show is on till Dec 7th if you want to catch it!

Friday, 29 November 2013

student support logo

The UCLAN Student Support & Wellbeing team are running a competition to design their new logo, so here is my response! Excuse the proportions, it was all painted freehand! It was inspired by 50s style signage paintings.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

no culture icons

My entry for the No Culture Icons tote bag design competition. You had to incorporate their logo, so I decided to include it as an element of the composition!

Monday, 25 November 2013

mr robin christmas card

Lino printed Mr Robin A5 recycled christmas card for sale on my etsy store here!

Monday, 18 November 2013

before I could draw

Excited to say I will be taking part in Before, I Could Draw, an exhibition where a group of illustrators reinterpret childhood drawings.

The first image is by me Age 5 or 6, the second Age 22 and 3/4. I'm not sure what my six year old mind was thinking, or what this character is supposed to be (some kind of camp monkey?) but he is incredibly sassy. I had a more literal approach to reinterpretating it, as I knew I couldn't beat that original pose. It was fun to try and recreate the shapes and lines I made with my drawing back then. Sometimes we forget to just have fun when we draw and not worry about the final outcome.

The launch night for the exhibition is the 29th of November and with be held at 2022 NQ. It runs till the 7th of December. Click "attending" on the facebook event here

comission: coroner for the police

Recently I helped out a friend of mine by creating an original deer drawing to be included in flyers for his band, Coroner For The Police. Give em a listen. They have an upcoming gig on Dec 3rd at Factory, where you can pick these flyers up for their Dec 12th gig at Academy! It was fun to work on this little project. :)

Saturday, 2 November 2013

a london heritage story

I have finally finished my latest uni project! The image above depicts houses of famous pioneers in their field, some of which you may not have expected to own a residency in London. It includes plaques, an address and method of transport to visit the existing houses. I'm also entering this into the serco prize for illustration, fingers crossed!
Some details from the piece.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

etsy update

Recently I had a major update on my etsy store with all the printed products I have been making lately! From greeting cards to zines, tote bags to tea towels. Please take a look here!

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Manchester Artist Book Fair No. 8, 18th-19th oct 2013

Over the past few days I've been selling my work at the Manchester Artist Book fair at the Holden Gallery at MMU, again sharing a stall with Jade Muatt Dodd. We sold very well and there was generally a very interesting mix of work on show!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

feauture on business boom

Pleased to say Business Boom Collective have written a feauture about my work on their website! Click here to read the article! 

manchester print fair no.6 oct 2013

Saturday the 12th of October was the 6th Manchester Print Fair at 2022 NQ. I shared a stall with Jade Muatt-Dodd and a very fun day was had! We met some lovely people and sold quite well considering it was our first ever print fair. Will definitely be getting a table for the next one in April!

printed products

Just an example of some products I have been making to sell at print fairs lately, from lino printed notebooks to screen printed tote bags. I will put whatever stock I have left up on etsy after the Manchester Artists Book Fair, which is this Friday and Saturday! Come on down and say hello!