My main project for the final semester of my degree has been writing and illustrating a children’s picture book entitled ‘I Don’t Belong Here’. I chose to create a book about an unhappy tiger who escapes from a circus and then embarks upon a journey to find where he belongs. I wanted the book to be entertaining for children whilst also teaching them that wild animals belong in the wild. I wrote the story so that it rhymes and sounds appealing when read aloud. I created the illustrations using a mix of watercolour paint, pencils, collage with mono prints, and photoshop. I have had this project made into a book.
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.
We then created screen prints using our paper cut designs. I created the coloured backgrounds using mono printing and marble inks.
My first project on my Illustration degree was to create an illustrated alphabet. I created mine using a mixture of pen, paint, collage, mono printing and photoshop. Here is a selection of my letters…