Thursday, 29 November 2012

A1 Moodboard

My A1 moodboard to accompany my written proposal for the Final Major Project. I've chosen to do it on J.D. Salinger's 'Catcher in the Rye' because I wanted to read it again, and also because there weren't many other things I wanted to give a shot at as much as this. 

It is essentially a collaboration of previously illustrated book covers and illustrations, mixed with my own drawings of important parts of the text. There aren't many illustrations (next to none) for the text, so I want to create illustrations for the narrative, a book jacket and continue editorial work (in the form of book reviews etc.) and this is the starting point. 

To create the collage I used found pictures, inks, various paints, colouring pencils, pastel pencils and spray paints.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Picture Book Project

My two double page spread ideas for the picture book project. The story is about a woman who wants to eat a child, but since no parent wants to give up their child in the village, she ventures home and eats her own child without realising who he was. 

I used gouache paints, coloured inks and edited the result on Photoshop. 

Influences include Lane Smith.

Approx. 30 x 11cm

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Green Day Design

My design for a Green Day competition. It is for the bands Facebook timeline photo, and Green Day have always been one of my favourite bands so I had to enter. I used parts of all their albums (13 in total) to create a collage using Photoshop.

Voting is open now until 13th November so please vote for me. Follow the link --


Size = 851 x 315 pixels.

Monday, 5 November 2012

How To Write A Book In 30 Days.

My artwork for a magazine supplement cover advertising people who like to read to encounter writing their own book. 

Firstly, I created a gouache painting of a basic owl shape, which I scanned in and edited using Photoshop. I included typewriter wheels for the owl's eyes, pen nibs and quills for the wing feathers and different forms of text such as typewriter keys and scrabble letters.

In my tutorial, the feedback I received for this work was really good, and the editorials have definitely been beneficial for me.

Size = A4