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 […]

Geese

Geese

Posted by + on Sep 30, 2014 in Personal Work
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 […]

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 […]

3 weeks to go and Finalising my Pieces!

3 weeks to go and Finalising my Pieces!

With less than 3 weeks to go I am certainly feeling the pressure of deadline: mainly because of the added pressure of preparing everything I’d want to be printed on fabric and other materials. The fabric printing deadline for hand-in is next Tuesday the 12th May which I discovered today and the textiles technician at […]

3 to 4 weeks to go and Crit feedback

Yesterday I had a crit reviewing my progress so far and was able to get everyone’s opinions on some of the things I’ve been stuck with which was a huge help and a relief. The main thing I’ve been struggling with is making my imagery sequential and making what I have so far more relevant […]