Sunday, 15 December 2013

Imaginary Bookshops project

The past few months I have been studying another evening class at Edinburgh College of Art. This time I took a course in digital drawing. My project involved taking a webpage and coming up with concept artwork and a logo. The tumblr page I used was 'Imaginary Bookshops' (http://imaginarybookshops.tumblr.com) published by Claire Dean.

I had a play with the animation function in Photoshop to create a snow globe filled with books and tried to give the concept images a sense of movement, to compliment the falling books.

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Monday, 9 September 2013

Stamp Bug

I have been collecting stamps at work from all over the world and have finally cut and stuck them down to use as backgrounds images.


Monday, 19 August 2013

Robot loss

I originally did just the one image of a robot looking out of a spaceship window looking sad and lost and then decided to draw a couple more images to give it a narrative. This is robot loss.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

I have been playing around with charcoal and pen. I really like the hard lines of the pen mixed with the smudging of the charcoal to soften and add depth.

Illustration Friday - Travel


Thursday, 11 July 2013

Illustration Friday
The bees seem to be enjoying my hanging baskets at the moment and it makes me happy to see them in a city centre. 

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Surveillance - Illustration Friday
Being watched through a portrait! Kind of creepy.


Saturday, 15 June 2013

A couple of old-ish sketches

I haven't posted anything for a while as I am currently working on a project; designing a website logo and creating some illustrations for the website. I will put up a link as soon as the website is launched.

In the meantime I thought I would put up a couple of old-ish sketches I did for Illustration Friday but just never finished in time to get them up.



Sunday, 5 May 2013



This is an Illustration Friday project that I just didn't finish in time to upload, the theme was 'farewell'. I just couldn't decide if to put some ink on the sky or not. I think I prefer it as it is; quite simple.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

I finished my evening course at Edinburgh College of Art a few weeks ago, so thought it was about time to put up some of my final work.

I created some internal illustrations for a short story by Claire Massey, 'Marionettes'. The images are of empty passageways in Prague.






Wednesday, 20 March 2013

This is a sketch of a man on a train a couple of months ago. He had fantastic wispy fine hair.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Lunchtime sat outside Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. It was sunny!

I am currently studying another evening course at Edinburgh College of Art, 'Developing an Illustration Project'. I am in the process of sketching ideas for my final project which will be illustrations for a short story 'Marionettes' by author Claire Massey. The story is set in Prague but I have never been there so have been using photographs that my Dad took on his holidays.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Illustration Friday - Storm

I just received some fantastic new inks in the post today, Distress Inks (by Tim Holtz). I had a play around and created this scene.

Monday, 14 January 2013