Thursday 28 November 2013

Most of the flowers have died away now, however fuchsia seem to still be about. I tried out a couple of patterns based on some photos I took. Both are line drawings which are collaged and coloured digitally.

This was a present I recently bought for a friend. I made a lino block of a simple flower and printed a repeat pattern and a 'belly band' onto brown paper. I fixed the lino it onto a piece of wood to make it easier to repeat print.

Saturday 24 August 2013

I draw alot of my inspiration from wildlife  from flowers, insects, trees and leaves. There is such a huge variety of plants, their colours ranging from bold and brash pinks and oranges to more softer and dusky violets, whites and greens. The shapes and patterns of the leaves are lovely to draw too. This summer I've been snapping away at some flowers on my vegatable patch. I love marigolds - not only are they useful in the garden  protecting plants and attracting insects but they also have beautiful flower heads and leaves which are interesting to draw. I am planning to create some lino cuts from some of the photos I've taken.

Friday 9 August 2013

New Designers 2013

I know it was a while ago go but just updating on New Designers 2013 which took place in Islington back in July. Really busy and really enjoyable few days and a great opportunity to meet with people from the industry. Lots of talented graduates showing there too and it was interesting to see the huge range in styles and what other people have been working on for the last few years. For the show, I exhibited a few of my favourite pieces – some of which are below. I mostly included lino and mono printing and I aimed to show a range of illustrations from book covers through to some patterns.
I also got a few mentions which is great, including a mention in Digital Arts online and also by an illustrator Andrew Berwick.;;

Tuesday 25 June 2013

As part of the project I also designed a poster for one of the books. I love honeysuckle and left it reflected the summery feel of the book.
Here are some book cover which I recently did. They are in lino which I have then compiled digitally.

and once again to continue the food theme....but for rabbits this time....