short group animation project. i worked with the lovely Marin Matsuo and Dawn Smit and we produced a short animation on overpopulation. these are some stills, i will add the link as soon as we have uploaded it. the images are made on photoshop using scanned individual stamped pictures of the small buildings. it was great fun to produce and i'm quite pleased with it! collaborations are fun!
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Sunday, 14 November 2010
so we might have a little 'zine on sale soon. a collaboration of some of the many talented illustrators in our class. and there will be some postcards too. a bit of a multipack kind of thing going on. anyway, theme is 'obsession' so of course, first thing to spring in to my mind was food! i do love food. its true. and categorising things, only unnecessary things. and organising them into pointless grids. i do like grids. its very difficult to draw anything not into some form of grid at the moment. and it will be screen printed! i do also like screen prints. mmm categorised food grid screen print...
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
the beginnings of a wallpaper design for a recent project. these are just part of a draft, in my final the building are collaged with small stamped pictures of tanks and bullets and planes and other such weaponry that from a distance just look like tiles and wooden panelling. we were asked to design a wallpaper based on two conflicting character traits, mine were 'overt' and 'covert'. mine was a comment on the military background of our country.
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Here is a little flick book i made, based upon my experiences of this summer. essentially my experiences were just commuting all summer to and from work. not hugely inspiring, but this piece is intended to reflect the repetitive nature of travel, and the build up of stress involved in it. the busses and trains are made using handmade rubber stamps.
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Thursday, 10 June 2010
Monday, 31 May 2010
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Sunday, 16 May 2010
jeremy kyle happy families. these are individual cards cut out from an A0 screenprint of 45 different characters from the show. the cards are linoprinted on the back. the names and stories on the cards are the genuine characters. will put up a picture of the A0 print as i think it looks nicer than the individual cards but i cant figure out how to take a bearable picture of it yet. it took a very long time to make and gave me knee problems. fun stuff. worth it though for the hours of jeremy kyle i got to watch as research...
love that show.
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
i am currently doing a project on food. not entirely sure where it's going yet but it will be fun to find out. these two items were pretty much the entire contents of my fridge yesterday. gooseberry fool's have to be one of the greatest foods ever created
Monday, 10 May 2010
tiny book produced in response to a project where we had 16 words to choose from to inspire us to make a story. i picked 'scarecrow'. the result was 'hic'; a 16 page tale about a lonely scarecrow who eventually makes friends thanks to the help of a hiccuping crow. deep stuff.
i limited myself to using only two colours for a challenge. not sure why i chose yellow and purple, they are my least favourite colours. probably wont happen again
screen print for a second year project entitled 'ephemera'. i based it on a collection of chocolate coin wrappers i have had for a few years. it is still to be embossed with hallmarks representing the worth of each coin to me. there are also some ordinary coins in the image to show how personal value is different to monetary value.
i like bacon, a lot. so when we were given a one day project simply entitled 'pig' it made sense to make an homage to pork in general. it is a comment on how pigs are born and bred entirely for one purpose; to be dinner. 'meat pig' here, as he was nicknamed, is a life-sized piglet made from raw bacon and sausages and is the love child of me and the marvelous miss sophie h powell. who might i add; is a vegetarian....
we were heartbroken to have to leave him in a bin in fairfield park after 3 days of him sat in the fridge
Sunday, 9 May 2010
a tiny book created for a personal project in first year, it is a diary of tea. what i drunk, where and when for 7 days. i sewed it together by hand, which taught me a thing or two about sewing through card. don't. it hurts
a personal project from my first year. it is a story for a proposed children's book about a little boy who does not brush his teeth properly and as a result tiny pirates come and steal them in the night to make tiny little pirate houses out of them. bad stuff. always brush your teeth.