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.