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!