Urban Sketching at Flint Castle

Flint Castle is situated on the Dee estuary. The site was chosen by Edward 1st, during his war on the Welsh, as it was close to sea routes for trade. He had workers from around England forcibly drafted in to populate the new ‘town’ of Flint in order to build the castle. It was the […]

Illustration1 Exercise List

There follows a list of links to all the exercises in the course. I have set each link to open in a new tab so that this page can remain open for easy access as I have other content on this website not related to the OCA course. Final Reflection Part 1 The history of […]

Final Reflection

I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and have developed good working processes to answer briefs and manage deadlines. I feel the feedback I have had from my tutor has helped me see things I had missed and increased my self-confidence in that it has also frequently echoed my own thoughts about each piece. For example, […]

Assignment 5 – Seven Days

The final course assignment is here and it’s a very open brief. We are asked to create a series of seven illustrations, illustration strip or diagrammatic illustration on the topic of ‘seven days’. The first task is to create a full brief for the job. I started with some Google searches for what seven days […]

Working for Children

The first part of this exercise was to research age specific children’s illustration. I found the best way to do this was through searches on Amazon as there the books are organised according to age range. However, after only a couple of searches it was clear that age ranges aren’t firm as some books appeared […]

Organic Biscuits

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

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 […]