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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rachael in KFC

Rachael in KFC

Posted by + on Jan 23, 2015 in MA Children's Book Illustration

Having had a break from uni work after handing it all in a couple of weeks ago I thought I’d try and get back into the swing of drawing. This is one of the first things I’ve drawn back in public since of my sister in KFC. Not an amazing drawing but perhaps interesting to […]

Observation and Experiment Term 1

Observation and Experiment Term 1

Posted by + on Jan 21, 2015 in MA Children's Book Illustration

The first term of my Masters is officially over as I handed in all six of my sketchbooks nearly two weeks ago now. After a much needed rest I thought I would reflect upon the term and give an idea of the progress I made during it. This project is a foundation to course and […]

Progress in my MA so far

Progress in my MA so far

On this Wednesday I will be having my first crit for our Observation and Experiment project. I can’t believe we will be on week 7, more than half way through the term already! I have been thoroughly enjoying myself and have been busier than I ever have so time has flown. Some of the things […]

Observation and Experiment

Observation and Experiment

Posted by + on Oct 12, 2014 in MA Children's Book Illustration

For my first ever project as a Cambridge School of Art student I’ll be completing the module ‘Observation and Experiment’ which involves very much what is stated in the title. For this we had to chose a theme to base lots of first hand, observational drawing around. I decided to focus this around my home […]

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 […]

My NUA Experience 2011-2014

My NUA Experience 2011-2014

It’s been over a month since I last wrote a blog post, and a busy month it has been! In this time I’ve handed in my last ever project as a NUA Illustration student, discovered that I’ve achieved a First Class Honours in BA Illustration and achieved a place on MA Children’s Book Illustration at […]

My Final Piece!

My Final Piece!

This week and last week has been an incredibly stressful week in pushing to get my final piece perfect for the fabric printing deadline which was this Tuesday. I spent a long time making sure the piece was right and it went through a lot of changes but now I think it is up to […]

Almost there with the final narrative piece!

Almost there with the final narrative piece!

It’s been a week with a LOT of development and perfecting for this final piece. Above is an image I made last night after taking on advice from Peter yesterday afternoon about how I was losing the ‘handmade’ feel in the scale of the objects. I wrote about this more in my journal book but […]

Considering Framing and Composition

Considering Framing and Composition

Today, as mentioned in my reflective journal notebook I am really pushing to sort out this final piece and focusing on three things to do so which include: Sorting out the images of Celie and Nettie and possibly other side characters: Corrine, Sophia and Shug. Making sure all the images are perfect and there is […]