Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Mappa Tuesday

My city was Kingston, Jamaica. I decided to produce a pirate map seeing as Kingston is the home of Port Royal and pirate Blackbeard!

      This image is before i burnt the edges, pictures up after christmas!!

                                 The bottle I will display it in.

                                                    Two close ups.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Friday, 28 October 2011

Tom Gauld

One of my favourites, I love the use of limited colour and the black scratchy shading, graphic novel type illustrations.


Below are some of my own drawings reportage stylee!

Sara Ogilvie

Mimi Leung

I love Mimi Leungs work in the sense that It is so expressive and has helped me on how to express myself in my own project. 

Friday, 23 September 2011

Jumble Final Piece 3

Ahhh finished my Jumble project *sigh of relief*
Its not as detailed as the other two. I have basically 'jumbled' all my objects into my birdcage. Using blue ink and white pencil.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Jumble Final Piece 2

So, I have done my 2nd Jumble final piece, hooray!
I used brown ink on hardboard wood, and paint for the shadows and highlights.
The Illustration has a slight symmetrical touch to it which I think has made it most effective. I went for a mystical/fantasy theme, similar to my previous piece I posted.
There is no particular narrative behind this piece, as I wanted the audience to have as much interaction with it as possible.
I have posted a picture below!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Jumble Final Piece 1

So, here is my first 'Jumble' final piece done. (Only two more to go!).
To make the tree bark, I used the Jar that I chose as one of my interesting objects. All the other objects are integrated into the illustration by making it seem that the tree branches are wrapping around them. I have used each object as their usual role, except the rabbit spine, which I have simplified to transform into a 'ladder.'
Pictures are below! (Sorry about the quality - will get my SLR back up and running soooon!)

Sunday, 4 September 2011


I have recorded a sketchbook full of observations of my 10 items to get to understand the objects visually.
I have used a handcrafted sketchbook from Indonesia. I really love the paper, which is made from recycled paper and petals, although the paper was a bit too thick for my ink so I have used ranges of surfaces to stick in. The binding is made from banana tree bark and palm leaf string.

For my drawings I have used pitt pens, pencil, graphite, dip pen, rotring art pen, quink and bleach and fine tipped pens. These are my favourite media to work with although I will experiment with other media for my final pieces.  I have put some pictures of my favourite pages below :


These are my 10 objects I chose for my university summer project :
A rabbit spine, a light bulb, 2 types of fir cone, mushroom ornament, old keys, bird cage, feathers, a celery jar, physallis leaves.

I have put a few of them below :

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Christmas presents

Seeing as i'm a student and I have no money, I decided to draw everyone a picture for their presents!
                                          Emma Watson for my brother, Stephen

                                          Montgomery Fitzgerald for my sister, Jenii
                                            Me, Stephen and Jenii for my Parents and G-Parents

                                          Sir Bobby Robson for my boyfriend, Jack


I thought it would be a good idea to earn some commissions while over the summer holidays. I found out that I have to much work on my hands already, but here are three that I did manage to do! 

Finally finding the motivation to start my blog!

So, I've finally decided that it's time to start my blog! I'm hoping by doing this I will be able to share with everyone my various portfolios from University, my interests and new influences that I find along my journey through being an Illustration student!