Monday, 12 November 2012

It's that time of year again!!


As the title above says it's that time of year again and we are all getting ready for christmas! Now do you have your christmas cards yet??

This time last year I designed a couple of charity christmas cards for St Johns Wales. Take a look at them here you can buy both of my designs "Polar Bear Presents and polar Mistletoe" in packs of 10 from this website and all proceeds will go to St Johns Wales. Helping them to carry on with their life saving work! 

Sunday, 30 September 2012


Heres the Mock-ups that I promised. I think they look great what do you think?
Its exciting to see them on books even if it's not for real :( 

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

The Jungle Book

I am trying to build my portfolio at little at the moment, and it's giving me a chance to play and practice using paper and collage. I’ve really enjoyed working on this cover, creating different leaf shapes and mixing the different shades of green. 

I'm really pleased with the outcome of this cover. In my next post I’m hoping that I will have some images of this cover and the James and the Giant Peach cover on book mock-ups! 

As always feel free to give any feedback on my work :) 

Monday, 17 September 2012

James & the Giant Peach


Here’s a little piece of work that I have been having a stab at. It's a book cover for James & The Giant Peach, which I used to love when I was little. The image is of the scene that has stuck in my mind the most from when I had the book read to me when I was little. Hope you like it!  


Saturday, 28 July 2012

My Olympic Snails

These are my sporty snails, made for a rather loosely based Olympic theme. After the project ended I wanted to take the snails outside and photograph them racing amongst the foliage!  

Friday, 15 June 2012

Original Paperwork

I have finally tracked down these photos of the original paper work for my mary Poppins flyer. (they were on a forgotten memory stick!) 

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Wishing on a star

These are some photos of my summer project work, we were asked to illustrate superstitions. I did this ages ago back in August last year and it has been sat on my desk in uni ever since. It seems all my work ends up being 3D. I love working in layers and having my work 3D means that i get a real depth to my work. 

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Graduate Exhibition

I know it has been a while since I posted anything, but I have had a very busy couple of weeks. I have now finished all of my Uni work it’s all handed in to be marked :/. Anyway above are the images of what I put into my graduate exhibition. I was really pleased with how the three elements looked next to each other and along side the rest of my groups work. The stage set it self was in 3D and nicely broke up the amount of 2D work across the walls. 

I have had a few emails from people interested in seeing some more of my work having seen it at the exhibition, which is really exciting! Fingers crossed something will come from it :)   

Thursday, 26 April 2012


My goodness I have been busy recently! I've been getting ready for my final year exhibition, these are the six puppets that will become part of my final show! I'll take some more snapshots when my work is up in the gallery space :)  wish me luck!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Tipis and Camp Fires

Made some little additions for my stage set. 
There is still more to come!! 

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Puppet Theatre Stage

So, over the past couple of weeks I have been working on the stage for my puppet show. The totem poles create the edges of the stage and incorporate my main characters: the crow, Rabbit and Raccoon. The backdrop was inspired by a number of images of American landscape I was keen to have a mountain range and grass land. There is still much work to be done! Stay tuned to see the next developments. 

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Miscellaneous Sideshow Exhibition

This was my submission for the second year exhibition at my University. The exhibition had an overall theme which was the sideshow. Though my work was based more on our inner beasts, and the journey we that we take with them through out our lives. I Used a second hand wall cupboard thinking that having my work hidden behind a door would add intrigue to piece. on the night of the private view i heard people asking each other what was behind the door so suspicious as to what was there they didn't want to open it themselves.Which i thought was fab! just what i wanted.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Dissertation Front Cover

I finally finished and handed in my dissertation almost a month ago. Having spent the last month trying to forget about the whole ordeal i thought i about time to post some images of the final thing. It was focused on the rise of handmade methods of working in illustration. It felt right then that the front cover reflect the writing in side. The cover is cut out by hand, it is made up of simple silhouettes of tools that can be used to create illustrations by hand. When i get a copy back i'll try and take another photo that shows you the delicacy of the cover :)

Sunday, 1 April 2012

First Native Headdress

My first Native American Headdress

I need to create a headdress for my characters in the American Indian Folk tale that i am currently working on. I really love this outcome. The headdress is made from a combination of lino printed feathers, hand stitched details and digital colouring. Whilst i do really love the outcome i think that this style is too radically different to my characters. Maybe i'll save it to be used for something else! 

Saturday, 24 March 2012

American Indian Folk Tale Puppets

Puppet Heads

Character heads for puppet show based on a Native American Indian Folk Tale. Each head is hand made, with each piece having been painstakingly cut out by hand and stuck down individually.

Friday, 23 March 2012

A Trio Of Birdies

A Trio of Birdies

Machine stitched branches create a fitting background for these three little birds, each bird is made from paper and its details hand stitched.