Editorials

For this third year project we had to create a series of editorial illustrations. We had to chose headlines that were in the news at the time. The headlines I chose were about mutant rats, rising fuel prices, and Princess Anne’s statement that we should eat horse meat as it would result in horses receiving better treatment.

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Tian Tian and the Moon

Also for my second year summer projects I decided to create and illustrate a narrative. I chose to create a story about the panda Tian Tian at Edinburgh zoo. Tian Tian was under 24 hour surveillance due to her possible pregnancy. I created a story based on this, and imagined that Tian Tian tired of constantly being watched, longs to escape her enclosure and therefore  climbs to the moon.

Book Covers

For our summer projects for the second year we could chose our own briefs. I chose to create a series of book covers for classic children’s books. I created covers for Madeline, The Railway Children and Swallows and Amazons.

Michael and the Polar Bears

For this second year project I had to write and illustrate a narrative. I chose to create my narrative about a boy called Michael who can’t sleep and sneaks out the house. He then encounters a group of polar bears who take him on an adventure. I created end pages, 4 single pages and 9 double page spreads. I collaged with mono prints to create the backgrounds and hand drew the polar bears and Michael. I then assembled the images on photo shop. I also included pop up and fold out elements such as the curtains on the windows, the cave and the tent.

Polar Bears

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For this second year project I drew a series of polar bears for a story I was creating.

The Wind in the Willows

This was my design for the Penguin Design Award 2013. I chose to illustrate the part in the book where the weasels take over Toad Hall, and the creatures have to battle to take it back. I created the trees using linocut, then I created the background and creates using mono prints.

Space Magazine

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For this second year collaborative project we had to produce a magazine. Our theme was space and we had to each produce one single page and three double page spreads. Each page had a different theme relating to space, mine where; The Big Bang, The Moon, Animals in Space and Travelling to Space. Also all our images had to include a whale in some way.

Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2013

This was my entry for the Cheltenham Illustration Awards. The brief was to create images relating to Gustav Holst’s symphony ‘The Planets’ and the themes of ‘Mood and Memory’. Listening to the piece of music, it reminded me of a storm. I therefore decided to create my images based on my memories of visits to the Lake District and storms witnessed there.

V&A Hoarding

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This is my response to the D&AD competition brief to design a hoarding of the V&A’s Exhibition Road Redevelopment. The hoarding needed to reflect the ‘Albertopolis’ and the local area. I chose to illustrate the V&A and the surrounding architecture, and I included elements that reflect the V&A such as the statue of David’s head, ceramics, and Albert himself.  I designed it so that it would reflect the winning architectural design that was being built, I used a pattern in the background that reflects the floor of the winning design.

Seven Deadly Sins Continued…

We then created screen prints of our seven deadly sins images. For the backgrounds I used the colours that represent each sin.