Wednesday, 9 March 2011


I've bought the pocket watch, woo! But I have to wait like 24 days for it to arrive. But yay I've got the watch.

Monday, 7 March 2011

I want!

I want, I want! Its off ebay and costs 99p with £4.99 postage and packaging. Which isn't much but I'm low on funding and don't really like buying things off the internet with my card. I did ask my mum to buy it but she's being a meanie and wont order for me.

Sunday, 6 March 2011


At the moment I have a thing for deers and I created a stencil of a deer's head and spray painted it on to a t-shirt.
I would have also put a picture of the stencil up but my camera has now decided it will turn it's self on but then straight back off again. Bloody annoying. 

Friday, 4 March 2011

Alice In Wonderland

Within six months of the copyright licence expiring on Alice In Wonderland a number of people had already produced their own illustrations. So far none of them can compare with John Tenniel's original illustrations.
41.  At this the whole pack rose up ...29.  It would twist itself ...
But there are a few that have caught my eye like Arthur Rackham. I love the muted colours that have been used and how he has styled the characters differently to have Tenniel did.
Another Illustrator who's style is completely different to Tenniel and Rackham is Anne Bachelier. I love the way the use of water colour has made the illustrations look.
The other illustrator who I think has made the images his own is Rodney Matthews.
I like the composition of his pieces and the way in which he has drawn them.
On the Croquet Ground

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Penguin Books

One of my uni projects is about creating a book cover, which is nothing special except the work we produce will then be submitted into a nation wide competition held by Penguin Books.
We have a choice of creating covers for either James and The Giant Peach written by Roald Dahl or A Hundred Years Of Solitude written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I chose Marquez's book to illustrate.
So I started off by researching past book covers. So of them we're okay and were mostly based on the family, Others we're either boring or didn't seem to have much relevance to the story. After reading the book I decided to pick the quote about the birds in cages and setting them free as my starting point.
There are a couple of book covers that use birds in their illustrations:
 I don't really like this cover as I find that I don't really look at the illustration because I'm too busy looking at the colours that have been used.
Delphine Lebourgeois created this cover, I like the different birds that have been used and the composition of them on the page
I don't really like the colours that have been used for this cover as I don't think they work that well.
I love the almost child like drawings of this cover and the bright colours that have been used.
I decided I wanted to use cut out in my illustrations, so after looking at a number of artists I then started cutting out birds and this is what i've come up with so far:

I created these ideas using a scalpel and water colour paints. I will now pick an idea and refine it and figure out what typography will work best with it. 
I really want to spray paint the first cut out parrott onto a t-shirt.