Wednesday, 24 February 2010


Since completing my information project, I have been home to research for a new project that started this week. In that week I had the pleasure of surprising my best friend on her eighteenth birthday with a visit, which was an absolute delight. She had been begging me to come home and I managed to convince her that I couldn't come no matter what happened, so to see her face when I appeared standing behind her was a wonderful thing - I even made her burst into tears! Her appreciation at the mere fact I was there made me realise how much I appreciate her and miss her while I am here, and made me think about friends. I'm the kind of person who doesn't need hundreds of friends and cherishes the ones that are closest to me, and they are all so different that I feel lucky to know them all. Oh, cheese, please.

Moving on. For the past two weeks I have been scanning fashion magazines and it is safe to say I am quite obsessed with floral patterns at the moment, particularly roses and big colours. It is the only trend I will be following however, as I can't see myself in yellow or sportswear or modern army gear somehow! Since learning of the tragic death of one of my favourite designers, Alexander McQueen, a couple of weeks ago, it has made me question what is going on in fashion and I hope there are people like him graduating so that we have fresh and unusual pieces coming back into the world soon.

Finally, some pictures, yipeee. I have scanned a couple of spreads from my reportage sketchbook that I keep for my course at uni, I admit I am not very good at keeping it so these are some of the better spreads. Enjoy!

Monday, 8 February 2010


Finally handed in my information project, which I have been working on ridiculously for the past few weeks. That's why I haven't been posting in a while, but now that I have a little more time on my hands I'll be able to come back with some more probably not very interesting stuff to talk about.

First off, I saw this link on facebook and think it is fantastic, a great resource for any illustrators or freelance graphic designers out there -

it covers many topics and has a large community of fully fledged and just starting out illustrators, discussing important topics. I've only read a few so far, but even from there I can see it's going to be a great source of useful information.

Next I thought I would share a little of my drawing with you, just a smidgen, seeing as it's been a while since I actually post something on here. In the next week I'll be working on something as a birthday present, so after the big reveal I'll be able to share that one with you as well. This image is an information piece that didn't quite make it into the final artworks, it's simply showing a step from a recipe I wrote for the book.

Over the next week I'll be doing some brainstorming and things to get my head together for the next project, which is based on my study visit. Looking forward to getting out there and finding some new inspiration!