I have recently started working on a brief titled 'Nautical Nonsense' set up by 'this is' collective. The starting point can be interpreted in any way, the only limitation is the dimensions (A2 portrait). I have used this opportunity to create playful Illustrations that are often weird, humorous and lighthearted. By taking reference to the ridiculous things that are already found in the sea and putting my own spin on them I want to create a snapshot of a strange underwater scene, continuing to use traditional methods of printing or painting. I want to challenge myself to combine a number of elements within one composition and amalgamate them on good old Photoshop.
By also taking on the challenge of the Penguin Design Awards 2011 to re-design the book cover for James and the Giant Peach I have been able to continue to produce Illustrations that are about fictional characters, events or locations.