Friday, 21 January 2011

Pigs and Dogs...

I am currently working on my external project: carrying on with my Macmillan project from last semester. Today I was shown how to use InDesign and how to stretch paper...rather excited as i've nearly completed my work now...just have to do my neat pencil spreads and dummy book and 16 coulour double page spreads!

I have also decided on my Honours project! Huzzah! I'm really excited to get it started! I'm going to redesign and illustrate George Orwell's Animal Farm.

I've been admiring Ralph Steadman's work as of late, as he did an illustrated version of Animal Farm. His use of line and colour is amazing...

This is the cover of the version of the book I have. It was designed by Shepard Fairey. I love this cover, the colours are beautiful and the bold use of silhouette and Russian-esque lines.

I intend on going to a petting zoo tomorrow to get the ball rolling and take some photos and draw some pigs. Pictures to come soon!

Thursday, 13 January 2011

The Return.

I have returned to uni.

Didn't get as good a grade I wanted but that just makes me work harder and worry more about my future.

Currently planning out what colours to use for my book spreads, as I am carrying on my Dirty Dog story. I'm going to illustrate every page and will hopefully have a complete and proper hard back book to enter into the competition...

I bought a bunch of children's books to keep me inspired...any excuse to buy children's books!

Here's to 2011 and the start of my descent into madness.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011


Snow on a house across the street.

Errol sat in his cage.

This is just a small amount of what i've drawn over Christmas. I sometimes feel like what i'm drawing is boring due to seeing it around my house everyday...

On another note, it's not long till I return to Uni! I can't wait to get my sketchbooks back! I have missed them so! Also, getting back into the swing of things and sitting at my nice big desk rather than leaning on my knees...i'll be a hunchback one of these days due to lack of desk space at home!

Projects to come: External (competition) and Honours...which can be anything we want it to be. For my external I will be continuing my Dirty Dog story and making it the best I can so I can send it off...and for my Honours...well,hm...I may do another children's story, a sequel to Dirty Dog maybe? It's hard to decide! I'd love to do some kind of instillation or something to do with paper puppets. It's hard writing your own brief.