Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Commission - The Sting in the Tale a festival of stories

These are some of the original Illustrations before they go into print for the story telling festival I'm Illustrating for this summer. My Illustrations will go alongside each event, about 28 of them, to form a booklet to advertise the event. Additionally posters and bookmarks should be being made with my Illustrations on. Nearly finished the project now. Has been a great experience so far and I've learnt a few things which has enlightened me about the world of professional freelance Illustration. 

Thursday, 13 May 2010

An Exhibition at LSE - The Lottery of Birth

My work was selected for the exhibition at the London School of Economics and here you can see it being displayed.  There was a presentation at the opening and they spoke about my work and its concepts saying how it illustrates the theme well, showing how we are born into our circumstances and we do not all have equal opportunities. 
Exhibition at 60 Million Postcards - Expose Yourself

I took part in an exhibition at a venue called 60 Million Postcards in Bournemouth, displaying a number of prints created during my recent Narrative project. It was really fulfilling to see my work being appreciated by the public and over-hearing some wicked comments. I look forward to getting involved in more in the future.

My animation - 'The Divergence of Birds' a collaboration with Becky Hatwell

I have just completed the final project for my second year! The unit was titled 'The Digital Revolution'. The brief was to produce an animation on the theme of divergence. After talking to my lovely friend Becky we realized our intentions for the project were very similar and decided it would be a great venture to work together and produce a collaborative final piece.
You can also view the final animation here on youtube

Our main aim for this project was to find a way to express our love of printing and collage techniques through moving image. Above are some of the scenes and birds which are featured in the short animation.
The concept was sparked by our trip to the Natural History Museum. We found a mutual interest in the variety of birds and how captivating they were. We felt that our practice would lend well to the aesthetic quality of the birds and the locations they live in.

We wanted to express the difference in development of the birds to suit their environments.
The prints were digitally scanned and compiled in Photoshop, then taken to After Effects and Final Cut Pro where all the traditional artwork and sound was edited and amalgamated.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Greetings cards

These are a couple of drawings I've recently done and put on cards for friends or family to say thanks or wish a Happy Birthday. Being able to make them personal is a great incentive in making cards for people.