Monday, 29 April 2013

Macmillan picture book competition

I just entered the Macmillan Prize with a story about a bear who wants to be a rabbit. This was a project I worked on in second year but felt it wasn't good enough to enter, so I redrew all the pages and redid all the final artwork so that I was happier entering it this year. I somehow managed to get all of it done in 2 weeks around all my other uni work (really I just wanted an excuse to draw bears, I think).

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Haroun and the Sea of Stories - redo!

I decided to redo my first double page for my final major project because it was kind of terrible (and I was a fool and did it with the wrong dimensions). I changed up the composition to fit it all on one double page, which also made it a little less boring, and added tentacles for extra menacing-ness!

Overall I feel a bit better about this now.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Rashid Khalifa Storyteller doll

I've finally gotten around to finishing my second doll for my final major project. Making these has inspired me to start sewing cats and bears and stuff, but I think I will need to buy a sewing machine first!
Anyway, here he is -


Friday, 26 April 2013

So many foxes!

A piece I've been working on for a competition. I decided to try a slightly different way of working with this one, despite all the times I say I'm never doing digital work ever again I always go back to it.

Waiting to get feedback on monday, so I might need to make a few changes!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

More picture book pages!

Just about finished another double page, this time with flying things! I can't decide whether I like this one or not, but maybe that's because I've been looking at it too long. I enjoyed drawing all kinds of crazy flying creatures for it though, that was fun.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Haroun and the Sea of Stories - picture book double page

Just finished my second double page for my final major project (though I think I'm going to have to super edit my first one). I think I might have gone a little crazy brightening up the colours in photoshop, but I like bright!

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Haroun and the Sea of Stories - character stickers

This week I've been working on more lino prints to make into stickers and I actually think I'm getting the hang of this lino printing business!

Finished set of prints

Here are my finished sticker designs -


Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Wishwater comic

Here's the rough for the next double page I'm working on - this time in the form of a comic strip!

Monday, 1 April 2013

Lino prints, bottles, business cards and painting!

I haven't blogged much recently, so I thought I'd do one combo blog post with some of the things I've been working on lately. (Apologies in advance for the photos, but I can't scan things at home!)

First of all, here are some lino prints I did mainly because I had gotten a bit tired of painting, but also because I thought it'd be a nice medium to use for a bottle label and a bus ticket logo.

Prince Bolo with the finished bottle. He totally drank all the Wishwater though, so I'll have to make more.

I've also been working more on my pages for my Haroun and the Sea of Stories picture book, so far I've done two more double page spreads (which need scanning in and the text adding).

Last of all, my business cards arrived last week - all ready to be handed out at the final degree show, hooray!