The first year of my MA is complete!

The first year of my MA is complete!

Indeed, my first academic year as an MA Children’s Book Illustration student has come to an end already! It’s been a long and somewhat confusing term but I have learnt so much, and so much over the course of the year! To think that before I was on this course I hardly did any observational […]

Good Luck Card for Joe

Good Luck Card for Joe

Posted by + on May 17, 2015 in Blog, Greetings Cards, Personal Work

Here is a card I made for my friend who is joining the army. I drew this in brush pen and ink.

Dry point printing

Dry point printing

Throughout this term at uni we’ve been having different print tutorials in Anglia Ruskin’s amazing print rooms. Today we did some dry point printing and worked in groups of three to create prints based on seasons: ours was autumn! The process involved scratching / drawing into clear plastic firstly to create the image and for […]

My Easter Card Design in Amelia’s Magazine!

My Easter Card Design in Amelia’s Magazine!

Posted by + on Apr 1, 2015 in Blog, Greetings Cards, Personal Work

This Easter I decided to enter an open brief for artists ran by Amelia’s Magazine around the theme of Easter. My Easter card design which I scanned and coloured on photoshop can be seen By clicking on this link! As I mentioned in the article, I really wanted to create something which captured what I […]

Visiting my old Secondary School

Visiting my old Secondary School

Posted by + on Mar 24, 2015 in Blog, Exhibitions

Recently I was kindly asked to return to my old Secondary School and sixth form, Boston High School, to talk to pupils on International Women’s Day about my progress and uni courses. I had the chance to talk to sixth formers and a class of year 8’s and took pretty much every project I’ve done […]

A Birthday Card for Jess

A Birthday Card for Jess

Posted by + on Mar 21, 2015 in Blog, Greetings Cards, Personal Work

Above is a birthday card I drew, scanned in and coloured in photoshop for my friend Jess for her birthday! I’m super happy with this and managed to get to grips with changing the colour of drawn scanned in line which I have been wondering how to do for a while. I used a limited […]

A ‘Back to the Future’ Birthday Card for Dad

A ‘Back to the Future’ Birthday Card for Dad

Posted by + on Mar 21, 2015 in Blog, Greetings Cards

It was my dear old Dad’s birthday recently and as always I made him a card. This year I went for a ‘back to the future’ theme and the card showcases Dad next to Marty McFly in a scene from Back to the Future III. I was pretty happy with this! I used ink and […]

Mono printing Bunnies

Mono printing Bunnies

At uni we recently had a Mono Printing tutorial and today in a spare couple of hours I decided to have a go at creating some imagery! Using reference from a video of my late rabbit Sooty, I created a print from laying the paper over the ink and simply drawing onto it. As a […]

Mother’s Day Card

Mother’s Day Card

Posted by + on Mar 10, 2015 in Blog, Greetings Cards, Personal Work

Here is a simple pencil drawn Mother’s Day card I made for my Mum!

Sketching Sooty

Sketching Sooty

Posted by + on Jul 31, 2014 in Blog, Personal Work

In preparation for lots of observational, first hand drawing in my MA I have been drawing my pet rabbit Sooty who is ten years old in August! The first image is one of my sketchbook pages using charcoal and the other more refined images are ones I actually did first hand also. I was pretty […]

Thoughts on my upcoming MA Children’s Book Illustration!

Thoughts on my upcoming MA Children’s Book Illustration!

Posted by + on Jul 13, 2014 in Blog, Personal Work

About three weeks ago I was over the moon to learn that I’d been accepted onto MA Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University on a part time basis over 2.5 years! I think I’d always known an MA was right for me since the end of second year at university […]

Pilgrims Cheese Project

Pilgrims Cheese Project

Now that I have graduated and the degree show is over I have a chance to blog about the final outcomes for the Pilgrims Cheese Collaboration I did, a project which can be seen on: this page of my website. The images below show my illustrations in action at the degree show in my collaborator’s […]