Thursday, 1 November 2012
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
In the meantime I recently did some illustrations based on the book "Fifteen Rabbits" by Felix Salten who also wrote Bambi. (You can see them here.)
I submitted them on Creative Review and I got an email today saying that they're online. http://www.creativereview.co.uk/feed/october-2012/28/fifteen-rabbits
Friday, 28 September 2012
So this past week I've restructured my attempts of being freelance. I discovered that although I only really started a few weeks ago that I've begun far more projects than I've attempted to finish, which is very silly of me. So I have endeavoured to help myself by putting a monthly deadline on my work called Ham For Breakfast.
Ham For Breakfast is a cross between a summary, a portfolio and a magazine. Overall I want to be able to put my work together and go: "this is what I've been working on this month." And at the same time keeping my skills in InDesign fresh in my mind, I don't want to lose the graphic design skills I have because I'm sure they'll be useful.
So this month is a little leaner than I expect of future editions but in any case here is the issuu version:
and here are a few pieces of the work involved:
Thursday, 13 September 2012
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
This is my gigantic drawing board given to me by a friend of my Mum's who is clearly wonderful. Thanks to Annie and Gary who it originally belonged to. So here is the first produce of my drawing board:
A Brown Bear. He's the beginning sketch for a painting I hope to do but because I liked him so much I decided to make him into a piece of his own too.
So now it's set up, watch this space!
(Also watch this space for more: Ellyphant (Tumblr))
Friday, 3 August 2012
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Today myself and Stephen went to the Coventry Transport Museum to do some sketching. This museum is one of the best things in Coventry for me and as it was once the hub of car manufacture in Britain it gives you not only a history of cars but also of the city itself, which is quite nice. Here are a few drawings from today, I think you'll agree that I need some practise but I had lots of fun and drawing old cars is definately better than bicycles.
During my trip to London last week I visited the Nobrow shop and bought this beautiful book by Julia Wauters. Slightly unfortunate for me it's in French and my French has deteriorated over the past 5 years but I know as much as the title is: "One Night, Not Far From Here" and it talks about animals in different areas of the world. It's a lovely book, I especially love the sloth.