Friday, March 25

School Workshops

Last week I visited City Academy in Bristol working with year 7 & 8 students on their enrichment day.  I found this day most rewarding, as working with children is always exciting and fun filled.

The first workshop was creating tiled murals for their sports hall with the theme 2012 Olympic Figures.  The materials used where wood tiles and acrylic paint.

The afternoon workshop was Willow Garden Figures where groups of the students were creating Olympic figures to be placed around their pond area. The workshop was very labor intensive but I was certainly impressed by the patience and ability of all students. The completed figures are brilliant!!

Wednesday, March 23

Story Board

As you may of may not know, I’m currently completing my third and final year project where I am creating a children’s picture book, that I’m illustrating and producing myself.  

My theme is how dogs look like their owners, humor is always important in my work and I hope my story will convey this.

Recently I have blogged my two main characters Fergus and Rufus, the young boy and dog (some say twins?!?)

I have written the story and now working on completing all of the double page spreads. Once the book is complete I will be entering it in for the Macmillan Prize for children’s book illustrations.   
So fingers crossed. 

Below Is a sketch of page 10 and 11, playing about with were the text will go and scales. This is done all before the final colour goes on. 

Thursday, March 3


Tomorrow is my Dad's birthday, he’s a hard person to buy for as he has everything, so by illustrating him a card makes him happy.

At the moment he has decided to grow a moustache, which I am appalled about. To emphasize this I illustrated a huge moustache on his red, grumpy face.

To understand this fully I think you would need to know his personality, he is a very loving father to me, but he is grumpy and sometimes has a red face.

Happy Birthday Dad.