Friday, 28 September 2012

Ham For Breakfast

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:
The Toucan Can-Can range including: a bookmark, giftwrap, three greetings cards and a notebook.

The Down on the Farm range of greetings cards.

And a cheeky photo of my hare in his new home.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Illustration Friday

Haven't done this in a long time. In fact the website has had a revamp since I last did this! So this week is imagination. This drawing started off as a doodle of a cat and evolved into this:

An Update (with added Bear!)

It has been a long while since I last posted properly here and I am sorry about that. Time gets away from you in the Summer, especially when you're moving house. So an update: I have now finished university at the grand old age of 21 and have only the graduation ceremony in November left. A new world of non-education begins! But to hinder me ever so slightly I have moved house... and so only managed to set up a home studio in the past week or so but now I have it and work must really begin. This is what it looks like:

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))