Wednesday, 18 September 2013


Portraits is something iv always been good at and what iv always enjoyed doing the most. Here are a couple I have produced over the last week of Amanda Seyfried and Jay-Z. 
My next step will be to produce portraits but adding a new element to it such and colour and more stylised features so that my work will have it's own signature style that people can recognise my work when they see it.
I have been working with watercolour recently and would like to bring that into my work as well possibly trying out other wet media. 

Monday, 12 August 2013

Wedding placecards

So it's my dads wedding in two weeks and I helped out by making their place cards for the meal! It isn't a huge wedding and they were a spontaneous decision so they are quite simple!

I used my dip pen so I could create elegant lettering... after trying so many different styles I finally decided on one! 

       Practicing the writing beforehand 

                 A mockup placecard 

         The finished place cards ready
               to be folded! 

Thursday, 8 August 2013

'Middle of Nowhere' 'Cuckoo Clocks' and 'Bird Cage.'

I produced this piece of work in year 2 at university and recently decided to put it in a frame and make its home on the kitchen wall. This is the first piece of my own work that I have been proud enough to frame and display! The idea came from using the 'Le Gun' brief for a University project, I chose 3 quotes/words 'Middle of Nowhere' 'Cuckoo Clocks' and 'Bird Cage.' The surface it is on is MDF wood and I used acrylic paint, graphite pencil and white coloured crayon for the highlights. I can definitely say I am exited to re adopt this style along with my most recent works to produce more and more illustrations that could hopefully be used in a wide range of products and publications! 

Wednesday, 24 April 2013


Words have been added, Im not sure whether to add them to the other one yet but we will see... Also iv changed the lightness of them both so that they go well alongside the book cover!

New Baby Designs

Tuesday, 23 April 2013


I have changed the format and chosen to do just two spot illustrations like the other story... text will be added later :) The princess is meant to look like a ghost btw! haha


Saturday, 20 April 2013

Cock, Hen, Brindled cow

Pretty cock, Pretty Hen, 
and you,
Pretty Brindled Cow,
What do you say now? 

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Which one?

I realise the middle one needs the shadow behind the characters doing but for now which one?? 
Top to bottom 1,2, or 3? 

Wednesday, 17 April 2013


Colour dilemma for book cover number 2

I have two colour compostions so far! I like the blue one better personally but the other one would be more suitable for the audience which is ages 9+.

any suggestions?

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

New book cover progress

This is the progress of my 2nd book cover. The top image shows the template (i also notice that its lob sided it will be fixed!) and the one below shows hopefully the progress on the actual aesthetic. 
The back cover will hopefully be the same background and the front without the characters and text with the blurb area having lower opacity.

Any feedback would be much appreciated. :)

Monday, 15 April 2013

book cover improvement

Book Cover

This is one of my book covers in progress. The outside is part of the bleed and also a border will be added, the soldier character on the back cover will also be in a different pose this was just to help me in composition!
Any feedback would be fab :)
Also if it looks blurry on your screen as it does on mine, just enlarge the image, it might help!

Friday, 29 March 2013


Soldier character

I have changed the colours again on the soldier so that when I integrate him and the princess in the chest in the same image, they will contrast well. Any feedback would be great :) (I know the princess is in blue but i am changing that too!)