Sunday, 18 December 2011

Bespoke Exhibition at Boscanova

Currently at cafe Boscanova art works created by AUCB illustration students are up for sale!
 Here's a few pictures of our opening night. 
I think the work is up until January, so give it a look if you get the chance. It was really nice to be involved in such a large group activity. After the opening night the work filling the tables was taken and sold on a market stall, went quite well I hear. Fantastic!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Step By Step

The Progress of an Ink painting which will hopefully be featured in our YR 2 illustration show at Cafe Boscanova. It begins on Thursday so pop down to the cafe to get a good look at all the students work, grab a coffee and chill out. The theme for this exhibition was winter, hence the arctic owl. Any excuse for me to draw owls really...

I like it at this stage... maybe I should have left it.

Like the genius I am, I accidentally broke the glass for this image's first frame, thankfully there was a frame of the same size in my kitchen, so I glued the broken glass together, (super glue you are amazing) and managed to do the ol' switch-er-roo. The glass was the perfect size, fantastic! Now I just have to find a way to haul it into uni tomorrow... it measures 17 x 21 inches approx. I don't think I will cycle in tomorrow some how...

Lino cutting

Been trying out a bit of lino, (heavily bullied influenced by my chum Rob, part of Schweet Collective) I will post up my results eventually, but for the moment, a few photos so you can get a flavour of the print room.

Robs Lino cutting

My sparrows

Also my chum Sarah (also part of Schweet Collective) and I did a crafty stall at our uni. It went rather well and it was nice to chat to students on other courses. I don't get out of the illustrator hub much really!

D'aww! Look how happy she is with an owl badge! You can purchase Sarah's sketchbooks from her Etsy shop

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Hatted students

Drawings of a few of my illustration chums. Hats are clearly in!

A bit of colour is nice too eh?

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Ink birds

Painted a few birds for my grandmother. I hope she likes them.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Further Folk Tale Illustration

Just need to take final images and put them into pages with text. Not totally pleased with the hand written text on the front cover, but I think it is image appropriate.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Japanese folk tales

I actually am struggling quite a bit with creating satisfying imagery for this project. my drawings are lacking the intensity I want them to have, it's such a shame. So far I've been producing this sort of thing.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Fishee Designs

Emily Fisher of Fishee Designs has been kind enough to feature a bit of my work in her shop in Boscombe! This shop has a real vintage feel and a lot of Emily's work in the shop is made from upcycled materials. It's a pretty funky place so give it a look if you get a chance. It's in Christchurch road, Pokesdown, near all the vintage clothes shops. Alternatively check out the website by clicking the link below!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011


A few illustrations in preparation for my Japanese folk tales work. One of the stories I have chosen features sparrows, hence the practice. 

Monday, 24 October 2011

Animal Garb

Just been doodling a bit today, kind of have a real animal fascination at the moment.