Friday 26 November 2010

Twycross Zoo's very own Dumbo

Ganesh the baby elephant at Twycross Zoo, ok so he isn't at all like Dumbo other then he's a baby elephant. I took this photo in August 2009 not long after he was born. I think he's adorable.

Noah's Ark

The animals came in two by two hurrah! hurrah!

This was a piece of work for my latest uni project: Collections. The brief was to create a catalogue of a collection without the use of type. My collection was toy animals and it seemed fairly obvious to connect it with Noah's Ark. But since it's my collection I've renamed it Elly's Ark. It doesn't look much like a catalogue since it doesn't have any information on any of the actual objects but I like it and enjoyed making it. It works more as a story and I prefer it to be that then a list of objects with a list of boring details.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Friday 19 November 2010

Gentlemen Broncos

This movie looks brilliant-anous:


Ink sketches of a toy Moose named Chocolate.

Thursday 18 November 2010

Land ahoy!

And on a exciting expedition of experimentation, I am creating landscapes.

Thursday 11 November 2010

Michal Cihlar

This is Michal Cihlar who is super amazing at lino printing:

My friend Petra who is a Graphic Designer on my course showed me him yesterday because I have been doing lino cut experimentations (see previous posts). He does loads of political illustrations:

But I really love his stuff for Praha Zoo:

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Hey, what's the big deal? I'm an animal

I'm having a super fun time playing with drawing, lino prints and mac!
My Current Uni project is to create a catalogue of a collection that we supply. My collection is my very own zoo and so I spent the last two weeks drawing, painting, printing, inking and diffusing images of toy animals. I spent today doing these:

A mixture of Lino prints, photoshop layers and rough sketches I have found myself really having fun. It's a bit different to my previous post of Roy the Tiger but I like them both.
But now I must carry on and actually design a catalogue and not just experiment with different styles. Onwards towards a catalogue!

Wednesday 10 November 2010

Oooo Linoleum

Lino cut printing is fun.

Fun, Fun, Fun.

I did lino cutting in school once and at the time it wasn't worth the injury but then I saw the lino cutter and choice of blades with a stack of linoleum and before I even knew it I had bought it. This is the result of my fun lino experimentation. More is probably going to appear, I very much enjoy Lino cutting. Probably because I haven't injured myself yet.