Thursday, 15 December 2011


For my current project I am producing four banners and a poster for an exhibition on shoes at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Here is some of my development work.  

Sunday, 27 November 2011


To create these studies of shoes I took inspiration from Elizabeth Perry and used line to create shape and tone. With this and a thoughtful composition I was able to create some interesting studies of shoes.


After the lecture for my new project on primary research I was really interested in Elizabeth Perry's work and decided to look at more of her work. Her use of line to show shape, pattern and tone allows her to create very dramatic illustrations. 

Friday, 18 November 2011


And here's the final piece. A piece of information graphics explaining how to use a hair dryer to a martian, created using illustrator. 

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


I am looking at information graphics for my current project, which is explaining the use of a hair dryer to a martian. Here are a few images from the development stage of my project.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Friday, 4 November 2011


Took this picture on the way to the supermarket and cropped it in several different ways to give the audience different focus points. Just shows what close cropping an image can achieve. 



Tuesday, 1 November 2011


Learnt how to use the pen tool in illustrator and created these using it. 

Sunday, 30 October 2011


Perspective is everywhere and using my knowledge of two point perspective I created this row of buildings  and added simple tone using a dip pen and ink.


George Hardie is a graphic designer and illustrator who frequently uses perspective in his work which is emphasized by the the flat colours he applies, this gives him very accurately drawn images.  

Using my knowledge of perspective I did a study of two bottles and applied flat colour in a similar way to George Hardie. 

Saturday, 29 October 2011


Charles Dana Gibson was an illustrator and after hearing about him in a lecture I decided to get his book out of the library. Gibson's drawings are full of character and emotion because of how he has used line to create tone and form. 

When sketching out figures I decided to use pen so that I could quickly add tone with the lines I was creating.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Antoni Tapies

Antoni Tapies is a Spanish painter who developed a very recognizable style soon after he begun painting. Tapies uses a variety of materials in his paintings ranging from soil to rope which gives them a rich and interesting texture.

To create my cubes inspired by Antoni Tapies I have used soil and string which gives them rich and unusual textures. 

Josef Hoffmann

Josef Hoffmann was an Austrian architect and designer whose work combined functionality with precise accuracy.

I took elements of Hoffmanns designs and combined them using only low relief and cutting techniques, allowing me to create a Hoffmann inspired cube.

1940's character, Dorothy

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Agnes Decourchelle

I was looking for an interesting way to use pencil crayon and came across Agnes Decourchelle who uses pencil crayons to create and mixture of bold marks and colourful tones. This gives her work a vibrancy which I haven't seen in a pencil crayon study before. 

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

My Typography

My name is
 and I'm an escapologist

My name is
and I'm a plumber

 My name is
and I'm a driving instructor

The Elements Of Colour

This book clearly demonstrates how the same colour can appear differently to the eye when placed on other colours. A useful book when working with colour.