Thursday 1 November 2012

Homemade Lightbox

You know the phrase you don't know what you've got til it's gone. I recently realised how useful the lightbox at uni was and actually how much I used it. But luckily for me, I have a father who is better than Ted Glen and can do anything! This weekend he built me my own lightbox using bits my mum didn't like from our new kitchen (mainly the under cupboard lights). Here it is in action.

Wednesday 31 October 2012

Moustache and Buttercup 10.12

My work this month in booklet form.


It's been a bit quiet here on my blogspot recently, I'm finding Tumblr easier to handle. I'm going to keep this one up and running but if you want to see more of my work please go to:

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.

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))