Sunday, 28 June 2009

Babahoggggs [4inch]

I finnnnally did something with my month off so far :)
When Babahogs put up the [4inch] event on their site, I decided I probably could do something for it, bearing in mind this was like 2 months ago. THIS friday I started thinking about it - and its due in on the 1st of July - eep! Sewing didn't go so good, and I got stressed out and humpfy, so I didn't want to do it anymore... rained today and I did this :)

We had to make three 4x4inch pieces, they could be any topic and medium, and they didn't have to work together (though I'm still contemplating if mine actually do..).

They sell for £10 each, £3 to the artcafe Babahogs and £7 to the artist. Nifty?

Go see them all, they're up in Babahogs, Well Lane, Falmouth from Monday 6th July - Sunday 18th July.

Friday, 5 June 2009

New & Old, Old & New

So I've just had my second year assessment for my Illustration degree and it went really really well. I was quite anxious about it, as I haven't really enjoyed the projects that I have been doing this semester. I should have been putting more effort in, but I seem to have flown through the assessment, surprisingly! And it's so nice to hear that everyone else has done so well too, there are 1st's and high 2:1's flying all about the place! Well done all you lovely people.

I did this editorial for a Guardian article about majority and minority influence on groups in the workplace, called "Hands Up If You're An Individual". Alan Male, my course leader was really drawn to it and said that I should continue working in this style. 

Its true, I've completely strained from my roots, I loved drawing in biro and using texture, but then I leaked into the world of Gouache, and it just isn't in my nature or skills to paint. So this was one of my first illustrations back into my old style, and I like it, actually. 

And this blogspot is to encourage me to do more work like this, and put it here to document.

A Mid Summer Night's Dream was always one of my favourite Shakespearean plays, I read it once in the senior year of Primary school, and then again in the second year of Secondary school. I'm not a massive fan of Shakespeare's plays, but this one seems magical and nice. And one day I'd so have a party themed around it. This is the book jacket that I designed using ink and biro for a new edition of the book, for a University project.

Amblongousie Pie

These are a few illustrations from my edition of "How To Make An Amblongous Pie" by Edward Lear, which I created in the first year of my Illustration degree at Falmouth University. 

I like these, I do like these.

A few little bits and pieces

I like cute things. I like things that make you stop and think about someone you haven't seen in a long while, even if its someone you'd rather forget. I like it when doodles fit with thoughts, and when thoughts fit with doodles. I like it when the sun shines even in the evenings. I like having cups of tea with milk and one sugar in pretty porcelain cups with flowers on, but I'm never a dunker.