Qube Open Exhibition

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Am very pleased to have been shortlisted as one of 58 from 110 entries for the Qube Open Art Exhibition. It is being held in Oswestry for the 7th year running.  I attended a very busy openning of the exhibition on Friday 11th August which was very well organised with snacks and wine provided.  The […]

Organic Biscuits

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I chose three extint animals that most children would be familiar with: t-rex, triceratops, and pterodactyl. As the brief allows us to chose whether to appeal to parents or to pester power I fely that colourful packaging with fun characters would appeal to children and thus assist parent who had decided to shop organic. My […]

Text and image

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For this exercise I experimented with different handwritten styles to match the selection of words we were given. I then tried to match the words to fonts I have on the computer. I was a little unclear about the tasks that came next as, at times the exercise refers to ‘your word’ and at times […]

Travel Guides

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This exercise left me somewhat confused. It appears to give a brief but then goes on to ask us to write our own brief; it asks for a diagrammatic illustration but then the example given takes a very painterly approach. My response was to research the various elements: travel guide diagrammatic illustration Milan Helsinki Istanbul […]

Editorial Illustration

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I started this exercise with a copy of the Gaurdian and cut the illustrations from it and stuck them in my sketchbook. Notes 1 – Modern Tribes. The political interviewer This is a representational illustration of a man in glasses. His expression emphasises the tone of the piece which is sarcastic, abrupt and pointed. Or […]

My Own Work

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Looking through my work so far there are a few pieces or parts of pieces that I like: My sketches tend to be quite rough and as such I have not included any. I matched some of the above to an area of authorial practice: Summer and Autumn patterns – decorative illustration To the moon […]

3 Things You Should Know About the North Wales Open

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I am super pleased to have had my ‘Egret Ready to Strike’ piece accepted into the North Wales Open art exhibition 2017. Places The exhibition traditionally has 146 – 150 places and takes up three gallery ‘spaces’. Jugdges have the difficult job of selecting from over 200 pieces that are submitted by a very productive […]

Character Development

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I found some characters in ‘Full of Characters. Character Design by 100 Illustrators’ and some on Pinterest and catalogued them using the following hashtags on this Character Design Pinterest Board: #mancharacters #childcharacters #robotcharacters #animalcharacters #fantasycharacters #surrealcharacters I decided on developing a character of a ‘single mum’ so I mindmapped out some ideas and added to […]