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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For this second year project we were asked to design an image that would represent each of the seven deadly sins; greed, gluttony, wrath, lust, envy, pride and sloth. I decided to go with the theme of birds, and I created an illustration of a bird that represents each sin. I created the birds in a patterned style, incorporating a symbol into the pattern that represents each sin; a mirror for pride, cutlery for gluttony, eyes for envy, guns for wrath, rings for greed, hearts for lust and cobwebs for sloth.