6 November 2012

24 September 2012

The Science of Hair


A self-initiated piece of editorial work for an article in New Scientist about one physicists fascinating experiments and discoveries to do with hair.

21 September 2012

Magic Beans


Seeds inspired by fairytales! Illustrated for Drawing Days

It'll Never Work




 I am very excited to be taking part in 'It'll Never Work' - an exhibition in the Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester. It runs from 20th September to the end of November, and is part of Manchester Science Fair. There is lots of diverse, interesting work on display and the cafe itself is wonderful - mismatched furniture, yummy homemade cakes and great music to boot! Not to mention Salford Zine Library which is situated in a little alcove in the back of the cafe.

The cafe on twitter; @NexusArtCafe

20 September 2012

12 September 2012

JCBs & Flowers


Ahoy there. Here now are some work-in-progress images of an animation I am working on for the wonderful Eden Project. A very colourful, floral departure from my usual work, but I am learning lots of latin names for plants as well as using colours apart from black. More soon!




21 August 2012

The Best Cherry Pie in Town

If you are in London on the 1st September, I am taking part in a monthly handmade market in Kentish Town. Its called Dandy Lion and you can find the facebook page here! I will be selling prints, zines, jewellery, and original illustrations, so pop on down why don't you. You might even get a slice of Cherry Pie.



15 August 2012

Pattern-making


The antidote to my fear of colour - USE EVERY COLOUR IN THE PAINTBOX! 

Victoria Pendleton

So London 2012 has been and gone. Despite being previously nonplussed by the whole thing, I thought it was a fantastic 2 weeks! Team GB performed fantastically and there were many truly inspirational moments. Here is Victoria Pendleton, a true Olympic heroine, doing what she does best; cycling the velodrome fast!

13 August 2012

Folklore

Afternoon everyone. These are strange post-graduation times for me, so please excuse my irregular posting; I am adjusting to my new lifestyle (often difficult)! Plus the Olympics have been on and I LOVED IT! Talking of which, I am going to be doing some illustrated tributes to my Olympic heros over the next few days...

Recently I've been doing some graphic design for the London-based lifestyle and homeware store, Folklore. Its a gorgeous shop and sells some truly unique products, including lampshades made from recycled paper pulp, and the beautiful Wrap magazine...




24 July 2012

My Shop...

So then so then; I have several exciting new projects on the go (including an animation!) but I will try my best to keep this blog updated with my post-graduation activities. 

I have been putting some work into my Etsy shop recently. It is very unpredictable but I love selling things through there. At the moment I am selling Twin Peaks themed wooden brooches, prints and original work... as well as a couple of my zines! Check it out;




13 July 2012

Going natural...



With degree shows, sadly, all over, I have been relaxing and getting back to drawing. Next week I'm taking a trip to the Eden Project to research a film I will be making for them. In preparation I have been drawing plants and looking at botanical illustration. A massive step away from my monochrome machine drawings!

8 July 2012

1 July 2012

FERAL/Free Range Graduate Showcase!


This week, the Illustration, Fine Art and Photography graduates from AUCB will be having a graduate showcase at Free Range in London. You are invited! Come along to the private view on Thursday 5th, or any other day until Tuesday 10th. There will be lots of fantastic work to peruse.

I will be exhibiting some brand new work and selling zines - very exciting!


See you there!!!

Once Upon A Console..


So - my first proper commission as a graduate! This is for the lovely people at Hackney Attic, a flyer for a new retro video games night. It will be super fun, check it out if you can!!

25 June 2012

Summer Show!




Last Thursday was the opening night for our first graduate showcase at AUCB! It was fantastic to see the result of all the illustrators hard work. Bring on FERAL, our London show at Free Range next week!

Check out the Feral website to see the work of my talented fellow AUCB illustrators :)

18 June 2012

Photographs from Italia







I visited Rome the other week, above is photographic evidence. It was very beautiful, hot, and a lot of walking took place!

Top to bottom..... Balcony; statue of Hera in the Vatican; poppies in the Palatino; gelato cones!; inside the dome of St. Peter's Basilica; Catacombe outside the city walls.

16 May 2012

Uncontrol Centre


This here is a book I have made, visually documenting my imaginary space program. This will be printed on a risograph press soon, exciting stuff! And it will also be shown at our Free Range show in London, which you can find out about here, but it will be better if you came along and saw for yourself.

10 May 2012

6 May 2012

Machines



Here are two images from my final project, of complex machines which perform simple or pointless tasks. It is inspired by the technology from the space race of the 50s/60s. 

(I am still doing a drawing a day, but alas I do not have a scanner. They will be posted on tuesday!)

1 May 2012

BREAKING NEWS


Today I sent my very first newspaper off to print, at the wonderful Newspaper Club. This is the front cover! Inside the 16 pages are illustrations of my imaginary space program...

A drawing a day...



About 6 months ago, I decided that for one month, I would do a drawing every day, producing a visual journey which would be made into a zine. I chose May. Mostly because it rhymes. It is possibly my busiest month ever, what with project hand-ins and degree show exhibitions to prepare for, but it will only be a small drawing each day. 

This is my first. I am really enjoying pattern at the moment, and the possibility of textile production...


28 April 2012

Machine Pattern


I have going through the nightmare of scanning and digitally piecing together my huge control panel drawings... as a little experiment I made this mad repeating pattern. If this was a textile pattern, it would make an awesome dress!