Monday, 28 March 2011

stop motion

I am aware of the terrible-ness of this but it was fun. We had a life model in and had to draw 15 frames of her walking towards a toy cat and throwing it. Sadly my cat did not leave the frame. Oops.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

The fly who bugged me


A couple of weeks we were doing practice for editorial illustration. We had a choice of 4 articles and i picked one called 'the fly who bugged me' which was from science magazine. It is basically about how scientists are putting chemical substances into insects nervous systems so that they can be remote controlled and in future used as a form of surveillance (scary shit). We only had a week to do this and I was planning on screen printing it but the studio was not available when I needed it. We had a crit on a series of roughs where others in the class acted as art director. This is the image I developed from what I was told in the crit. I based the image on the all seeing eye and some images I found in an alchemy book.

I was planning on neatening my image up In photoshop but I didn't keep in mind how terrible I am when it comes to computers so spent Too long trying to scan it in to get to edit it then when I printed it into the context, the image came out so much darker than the original which really ruined it.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Good day

Last weekend I went on a really long walk and the weather was not so great. At the end of my long but lovely day I stopped off in a little pub. Pubs are my favorite place to draw so I started doodling a dog which was sat on the floor in front of me. It wasn't a particularly good drawing but a woman came up and asked if she could buy it! She told me to name a price and I have no idea about these things so I just said a fiver and she game me a tenner! What a good day!

Friday, 11 March 2011


This is a drawing I did for someone for Christmas. I was really happy with it at the time but now it looks a bit shit. It's all in cross hatch but the detail was lost when I uploaded it. The finished version is done with coloured pencil but is on printer paper so the blending isn't too great but it could be worse!

Friday, 4 March 2011

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Captain Murderer.

Recently we have been doing some work at a local primary school doing drawings and making things with the kids and me and a few friends were asked to do a play for them called 'captain murderer'. Now usually the thought of having to do something like that would make me feel sick to the stomach but we had so much fun! Even though the kids were too young to get some of the jokes, they were very exited when we threw the exploding captains body parts into the crowd.


These are some more attempt at polish style paper cutting (Wycinanki). These are some I have done based on little miss muffet and Little red riding hood and I just put a light behind them so that the shadow was on my kitchen wall.