Wednesday, 20 May 2009

ooh, self-promotion.






I finally got some business cards printed! It took me aaages to decide on a design, and in the end I couldn't pick between these two, so I had a mixture of each printed. Come and grab one at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth summer show in June, or the D&AD exhibition in early July. :]

Saturday, 9 May 2009

yo-yo-yo...

This is an animation I made last year sometime, first time using Flash and it was loads of fun to make. :] It was displayed as part of an exhibition at the Museum of Design in Plastics last autumn.
We had to pick an item and visually explain as much about it as possible; when it was invented, how it works, what it does etc. Mine's all about the yo-yo, check it outttt:

video


Friday, 8 May 2009

i'm scared of dogs with big bitey teeth...




Here's a selection of the final illustrations I produced for Final Major. They're all double page spreads taken from the children's book I've been working on. Mixed media, mainly collage; lots of glue, lots of paper, lots of cutting and lots of sticking. :] Click the images if you want to see them bigger; these ones are teeny...







Thursday, 7 May 2009

i'm a little bit scared of...



The printed versions of my children's book I'm a little bit scared of... arrived this morning. They're all beautiful and shiny, so I thought I'd post a few photos. Ooooh. I created the book as part of my final major project; it's about a little boy called Jake who has lots of fears, and his big sister, Amber, who has none at all.

My book was included in Ashbooks' list of the top 15 illustrated children's books of 2009 along with children's books by some totally amazing illustrators such as Sara Fanelli and Oliver Jeffers!

Copies of the book are now available to buy in both soft and hard cover, either from my Etsy shop, or directly from Lulu.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Rawr...

I have recently been creating a children's book about a little boy with lots of fears, and this means i've been able to spend lots of time designing and creating lots of lovely monsters.
I'll post some of the final illustrations from the book soon, but for now i'll leave you with a selection of these little dudes from my sketchbook. They're all pretty scary fellas...





Friday, 1 May 2009

April Showers On The First Of May...

Hello! This is my first ever post in my first ever blog; 
...umbrellas and rainbows seem like an appropriate place to start.