Monday, 21 April 2014


Design for front of Blumfeld's wardrobe

Internal illustration inside Blumfeld's wardrobe 

For our negotiated unit (FMP) we were asked to come up with something for the short story 'Blumfeld an Elderly Bachelor' before we started our own project and this was my take on it. I decided to focus on the bouncing balls within the wardrobe as well as the children. I found it much more fun this way, and wanted to make the children part of the wardrobe design. The final is a 3D paper card layered piece, photos will be up soon! :) 

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Graduation Book

Finished Illustration for Number One

I finish uni in around 6 weeks and graduate in around 2 or 3 months, scary stuff! So to celebrate this and to showcase all of our classes work, we're putting together a little book with an illustration from each person based on the number we were given. I got given the number one, as previously explained in a past post.
This is my final illustration for the book, it took weeks to complete around other projects but i'm happy with the result! I decided to go for the theme of 1st class stamps but make them more oriental and interesting. For the moment they are being shown on a Tumblr page for people to see, which you can find here. If you click on the UOL BA (Hons) bit at the top you can view everyone's work! And if you have a Tumblr you can like and reblog your favourite ones. I'm so excited for this as there are many great pieces of artwork, I hope you'll like it to :) 

Fossil 30th Anniversary Competition Entry

Competition entry 

This way my final entry for the competition, you can view all the entries that got through to the finals here. Sadly I didn't make it through but there are some good ones which you can vote for to win! I wish now, i'd entered with the previous design, it stood out more.. I don't know, either way it was fun to do! 

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Fossil 30th Anniversary Competition

Previous Design Entry 

I recently entered the Fossil 30th Anniversary Competition earlier in February. The competition was for making designs that would go on their watch tin packages, basing it around the subject of 1950's vintage fashion, cars, Route 66, the open road and so on. I decided to go for vintage pin up styles with a modern flair (her dress and watch, which were based on some of their designs in their shop). This is the previous design I was going to use for the competition but ended up tweaking it a little instead, i'll show the final entry in another post! I did this design fairly quick and kept it super simple due to the fact that I decided to enter the day of the deadline... but the result is still good and it was fun! :) Fingers crossed for the competition! 

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Grad Book Design

Image For The Number One

Image For the 1st Class Stamp

I'm soon to be completing my third and final year at University (eaaak!!) and there is a graduate book that will have artworks from everyone in the class which will be printed and sold, it's so exciting! The theme was numbers and we all had to pick a number at random from a hat.. I picked number one.. no pressure haha. I struggled with this number but was finally happy with the idea of doing an illustrated first class stamp, with an oriental theme which was inspired by Brittney Lee and Audrey Kawasaki's artworks.
So here are the inked sketches for my design, soon to be followed by the complete version! 

Friday, 7 March 2014

Heart of Darkness

This is the first final of the 4 internal illustrations based on Heart of Darkness, the style of this illustration was fun! 

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Heart of Darkness Sketches

Just dusting off the blog since I haven't posted in nearly 3 months..Wow! I've been so so busy with University work recently that I've neglected this space but no more! Though I need to get good quality photos of my recent work I thought to start off my first post of 2014 with my inked sketches for my take on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. 

Above: Heart of Darkness Illustrations 1 and 2. Below: Heart of Darkness Illustration 3 and cover.