Friday, 14 December 2012

Donde Esta Santa Claus?

For the past few weeks I've been getting some work together for the monthly Tigerprint competition, its been a wonderful distraction from uni work and the impending doom of a family Christmas.

And a colour one, just to prove colour doesn't terrify me. Honest...

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The cumbrian wild.

Last week I was sent out into the brutal wilds of Carlisle to draw an abandoned car park and it was So Much Fun!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Urban Sketching

Urban sketching in Carlisle, Cumbria.
Very cold, wet and miserable but so much fun!!
Issuu book to come!

Friday, 9 November 2012

Redesign time!

For the past couple of weeks I've been working on my personal identity as an illustrator, working on my business cards, mailers and website design. I've always thought that I have a very erratic style of illustration, which while exciting ain't all that great for presenting an identity. However after designing my portfolio site and putting everything together I can't help thinking it all looks!

So after several bizzillian hours of adobe muse and bashing my head again the desk I present my new portfolio website. Complete with updated work! (That is all very me!)

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Back in town!

The third and final year of my degree has commenced and oh dear lord I'm already drowning in stress. Be not alarmed however, I shall be getting my butt into gear and posting and updating everything quite quite soon. (pinky promise!)

Saying that, recently I have been more inclined to post work to my Tumblr account and while I shall still be posting finished projects here (soon!) I feel more comfortable throwing out work in progress and quick collage/sketchbook pages there.
It's weird I know but there you go!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Computer Arts

Exciting stuff, my poster from the one day briefs got used to promote the universitys final show in the latest issue of Computer arts (201)
I know its not a proper feature but its still published work and I am super chuffed!


The exhibition is running until the 13th at the Brampton road campus in Carlisle. 
Get a better look over at Grillust.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Ceramics made in the university workshop.
 So they're not the most beautiful of artefacts but I like em.

Lost in the Post

Finally dug out my camera and found the photos of all the birthday, mothers day and thank you cards I made recently. Lots of fun to do!

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Website Update!

I finally updated my website! (Because it has to be in tomorrow...shh)

Eventually I'll have time for a full redesign...maybe

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Little White Lies

So since my entry didn't get short-listed for the D and DA student awards(   ):  )  I can finally post it on the internet without fear of violating their rules.
I chose to design the Little White Lies magazine cover for the illustration brief since its the sort of thing I'd love to do in the future. You got to pick from a list of films including Black Swan, Tinker Taylor and Drive, and much as I wanted to stare at Gosling's face for a week, I just had to choose Abram's Super 8, if only for the fantastic hour long train wreck scene.So, so good.
Its such an amazing film, like a combination between ET and the Goonies, with explosions and the classic Spielberg big eyed monster at the end. I can't recommend it enough.

Here's the cover I finally decided on. I really like the texture and style from the digital collage and I'm pretty proud of my first proper attempt at this kind of technique.
 Multiply you are a beautiful thing.

 Saying that ,while I love this piece (for once), it really doesn't embody the feel of the film. It needs to be darker, more mysterious and maybe more creepy. Less white space as usual and less pussy footing around with colour!

Went through quite a few goes before I was happy with it.

You can see some of the primary work in my semester 2 portfolio.

It point blank refuses to embed but I promise it's beautiful when it does. Ahh Issuu...

Thursday, 29 March 2012


 A recent project documenting a collection of telephones.

I think I'm going to keep working on this, I'm not at all convinced in the presentation.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

At uni this week we were let loose in some of the workshops in the building to do a series of reportage drawings. While I'm not that happy with the quality and quantity of work I produced I really like how the final edits came out. 
I'm feeling more and more confident with using the mac's to produce final pieces with every project! :)

Anyone else think I have a bit of an orange obsession?

                                                             Issu portfolio.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Possession and the Law

An editorial piece for the Observer (not live) about satanism and the occult in South Africa.
We were asked to create work that handled the matter with subtlety and sensitivity while fully addressing both the subject of the occult and also the policing of it.

I went through quite a few versions and ideas for this piece, but I'm quite happy with the final.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

One day brief - Mash up

My three posters chopped up with scissors and teeth and mashed back together and recoloured in photoshop.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

One Day Brief - Posters

To keep us all fresh and to make sure we come into uni pretty much everyday forever our tutors have begun to set one day briefs starting at 9.30am and finishing at 5pm at random. Today we were asked to design four posters for a music and arts event in London with a given set of typefaces, pictures and rules. Other than the utter panic it was really good fun!

Monday, 23 January 2012

What a Mint Patronum!

These are a couple of pieces that I did over new year as birthday presents to my flatmates. Finn loves Harry as much as I do and Zach is a mint.

Hopefully they will look 'mint' in frames! Pretty chuffed and had a lot of fun :)