Monday, 13 December 2010

Life Drawing

What is this strange looking blob you ask? A man on a chair obviously! My favourite piece from the life drawing elective I took this term. Painting "properly" was not much fun, this was.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Old Sketch Book Work

A selection from various projects. Don't think the flash was working on my camera, all the pictures came out a bit dark.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Audrey vs. Kurt

Flicking through some of my old work and I realised that these two have cropped up multiple times. Polar opposites but I think they're both true icons in their own right.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Reformed Technology Retard

My dad downloaded me a programme which is sort of like photoshop, it's called Gimp and unlike photoshop it's free!
After a bit of messing about I ended up with this. I'd call it a success for someone who normally can't turn the television on without help. 

Hungry Cow

This is something I've been working on today for my "illustration in environment" brief. I've set my project on the student pub next to my uni,it's a long story.... 
Definitely struggled to get to grips with this brief and produced some pretty rubbish images as a result. 
 On the plus side this cow is one of the better pieces. It's not brilliant but I don't hate it, which can only be a good thing. 
Not sure how commercially viable it is, do people really want to eat their burger and chips looking at a drooling cow?!
Anyway it has comedy value and it's for a student pub (read: down market) so there's always a chance!

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Acceptable In The 80's

Back in the day (the 80's to be specific) my mum was working as a fashion designer for a swimwear company in Dorset. 
Found her portfolio over the summer so I'm putting up some of her working drawings as inspiration.
I really hope that talent is hereditary!

Dripping Down The Wall


I love to work in ink.
The peace symbols took literally five minutes, I hate being too precious and fussy with my work so ink suits me perfectly as you have to work fast and loose.
The best result is a draw between me and the ink, some control but also letting it do what it wants.
Drips and bleeding can work to your advantage!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010


So I thought it was about time to get me one of these blog things.......
I'm starting off with a fairly basic pen drawing I did during my first year at uni.
The brief was very open, we just had to combine images with hand drawn typography.
The piece became a lot more sinister as it progressed, more so than I had originally intended.

I need to see about trying this as a t shirt print!