Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Lino Printed Moleskine Tester

Testing lino printing on moleskine notebooks. It’s not perfect, but any tips or feedback would be appreciated! Also, sorry for terrible photo!

Friday, 5 October 2012

"The Dogs".

These are my final outcomes for our project called "The Dogs". We had to create 6 images (not showing the last one, it's terrible even if the tutors didn't agree!) using different techniques based on the subject matter of dogs.The first one is my absolute favourite, though I like the following two as well. All done in mixed media. Tutors seemed happy and called it a great set, which is a pretty good start to the year if you ask me :) Hopefully more to come soon!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Visual journal: Summer project part 1.

A page form my visual journal summer project.
In response to the word "untamed"- got the idea partially from looking at my parents' garden when I was at home (sorry mum!). 

Card Designs

Two birthday cards I created for my mum (left) and my brother (right). Got to get started on a card for my dad now! Both done in pen and ink.

I'm baaackk...

An update!
I know, I'm rubbish, I've not updated this blog in a while. Unfortunately, blogger hasn't been working too well on my laptop or phone recently, but I appear to have fixed the problem so it's update time :)
Here's the finished illustration, which is now available in my society6 shop here, if anyone is interested!
More to come shortly.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Frozen Planet

                          A work in progress. :)
                         Emulsion, acrylic and ink on wood/board.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

A Whale.

I had a painting materials and techniques lecture this morning and it made me feel like painting. So I painted a whale. :)

Thursday, 29 March 2012

An update on a WIP.

An update of sorts on a piece I started a few months back, think I posted an early WIP pic.Still a WIP, but getting less and less of a WIP every time I mess with it. I think the lines need to go, just not working with the rest of it.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012


For those of you that a) have facebook, b) care about liking pages and c) care about my work enough, I now have a (currently very empty looking- I'm working on it) facebook page for you all to like. So if you're actually interested, then click here and like away!

In other news, I have changed my blog a little, and am currently in the process of doing some more work, as well as coughing and wanting to die a little instead of being out in the lovely sunshine.... 
oh what an exciting life I lead! :)

Traffic Warden research...

A Small sample of my traffic warden research. Not sure it was insanely thrilling, but I like how my drawings turned out. :)

Thursday, 8 March 2012

boxing research.


Boxing research- I did quite a lot of research on boxing, which was really super fun. Honestly. Lucky for me, there was a boxing match on that my boyfriend wanted to watch seeing as he quite likes boxing, so I got to do some line drawings based on that. Then watched some female boxing, which was also super fun. Actually quite enjoyed drawing them, even if I’m not all that interested in boxing…
Anyways, have a load of sketchbook rubbish.

Traffic Warden and a Boxer.

Two of my professions characters- traffic warden and boxer. Bus driver won’t fit on the scanner. Plus I’m not happy with it so you get that another day. Not my usual style, but tutors seemed reasonably happy with them. Apparently I’m confident. That’s a compliment I don’t usually get on my work, so I guess that’s a good thing?
Watercolour, water soluble pastel, pastel and ink.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Stress relief.

Done whilst very very stressed. I forgot I knew how to art. 
Watercolours, water soluble wax pastel, ink and a teeny bit of pencil. 
More soon, had a productive week.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Concept Illustration: "Stairs"

Above- concept illustration for a project on stairs.
Below- Detail for under the stairs. Has a flap/door which opens to show the cupboard!  

Monday, 16 January 2012

My studios.


These are just some photos of my studio space- the first is my university studio space. It's a bit empty at the moment cuz we've just had an assessment, but it's pretty cute. The bottom two are my attached studio  in my bedroom at my house :) I've organised the room so I have plenty of wall space for my work. I'm really enjoying having a little studio to work in, I feel a lot more relaxed and into my work when I have a dedicated space. Anyway, thought you might like the little look at the spaces where I make my art :)

Printmaking Etching: Disaster

More printmaking, my etching for “disaster”. I was really happy with this, and so was Chris- the different marks came out really nicely and it looks quite dark, which I kinda like. The noise works well.
I’m really enjoying the printmaking work- I really feel like etching is fast becoming my favourite illustrative technique for my work. There is something quite beautiful and satisfying about the whole process, and the mark making ability of an etching plate continues to interest me. I never would have imagined 5 years ago that a true etching could produce such marks. Obviously, my introduction to etching at A Level was very lacking- we practised some weird attempt at a dry point etching on card, which the teacher insisted was “proper etching” and I hated every second of it. It was an awful experience and the final outcome looked awful too. But since starting uni, I’ve found that a true etching is much more spectacular and I will definitely be doing as much as I can of it from now on. I wish I could say the same for lino cutting…. maybe one day I’ll enjoy that as much as I do etching! Next on my list, screen print workshops. Not done that for a while :)

Extra Arm- final.

Sorry, the photo is awful as the piece is just that bit too big for my A4 scanner, but here is the final I did for the "Extra Arm" piece a while back. Tutors seemed very happy with it, especially the hand drawn type. Bottom image had tutors in stitches... wasn't meant to be funny really, but apparently they have dirty minds! But nevermind, it's better than them being unhappy with it haha. Done in ink, watercolour, acrylic paint, pen, pastel and pencil. Was quite happy with it in the end, definitely one of my better pieces of work :)

Friday, 13 January 2012

Bits of previous printmaking.

Above: Etching practice piece.
Below: "Traces", Final etching.
From 2010/11. I love etching. <3 

Tuesday, 10 January 2012


More for printmaking. Also unfinished. Pen/ink/pastel/wax crayon/watercolours.
This is hard for me to think about.

Monday, 9 January 2012


Theme: disaster. For a printmaking project. Pen, ink, water soluble pastel and wax crayon.
Not necessarily finished. I'm unsure with this one as to whether I should do more.