Tuesday, 4 September 2012


I was pretty sure I'd forgotten how to get onto this blog, but it turns out it wasn't that hard. So now there's no excuse for not putting work up. I've got a little bit of catching up to do with putting old work up.

This is one of my favourite pieces I've done based off some visits to a care home. Alot of the patients I meet there had dementure so I decided I wanted to create images that conveyed memory in some way. I also wanted to create images that weren't too depressing. As I was getting to know the patients I found out that one of them used to be a postwomen. This gave me the idea of representing thoughts and memories as post. The story takes place in two worlds, one in the care home and one in a fantasy land that has a brain-like landscape to suggest the old women's mind.



Thursday, 21 April 2011

Life drawing

Devil's gonna get ya

Few pages photographed from the book I made for a project in my 1st year Illlustration degree. Everyone was randomly given a famous person to research and create a final book for. I picked Muddy Water's the blues musician.

Having done loads of research; in the end I decided to create a narrative based around something his grandmother said to him "Devil's gonna get ya" in responce to his love of blues music. Alot of religious people living in Mississippi at the time believed that any music not celebrating God was a sin.

These images show Muddy discovering music and explore the idea of sin. The devil appears in the form of a snake and chases Muddy throughout the book. I tried to give all the images a stain glass window look to reference Christianity.

Summer Sketchbook 2009

Few pages from my summer sketchbook of 2009, going from foundation to 1st year Illustration. Enjoy!

Face in beer

Two little guys I made on my foundation course. Rather fond of them.

Photo manipulations

Two photo manipulations using myself as a model, sometimes willing models are hard to come by, and its free to use your own face :) Both made when I was quite into doing digital stuff, should get back into it me thinks. One is based on Sleeping Beauty, I wanted to make a version that looked a bit creepy with the cobwebs. The other is more of an experiment, the actual photograph was taken in the bath using the assistance of a tripod.

Bullied Cookie

This image was part of a triptech that I did for my foundation course, but this image is definatly the strongest of the three. The theme given to us was icons. My interpretation of that was looking at the social hierarchy in schools, and how people may get rid of what's unique about themselves in order to fit in, hense the cookie cutter. My only criticism is alot of people assumed this was about weightloss which I can totally see, I was just meaning the excess skin to be more metaphorical of the parts of ourselves we throw away. Even if it was about weightloss that's another thing we do to fit in anyway.