Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Picture Hooks

So rewinding back to September, I submitted 3 illustrations to Picture Hooks (a non-profit organization that arranges events for aspiring picture book illustrators) in exchange to meet some industry professionals within the picture book field who will then give portfolio advice; only 10 could be selected.

I was very fortunate to have been chosen! Feeling very lucky as I found out 150 people applied for this particular event. It took place on the 26th of October 2017, in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, National Gallery of Scotland. 

I had my work and sketchbooks looked at by art directors, publishers and agents from Macmillan Children's Books, Two Hoots, Hodder, just to name a few. I received mixed reviews about my work, which I didn't mind (it's all part of the process), but took the feedback on board. Hopefully my work will just grow from here!

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Knot Magazine

I did a set of illustrations for a fashion journalism student from another uni back in March this year. I was asked to illustrate preppy 'Ivy League' university clothing (particularly knitwear clothing) and model them with my own characters.

I had fun with this little project on the side whilst I was doing my Final Major Project a few months back. The first 3 images are the final illustrations and the pictures after that are them in context of the magazine. It was something completely different to what I usually do, but it was worth trying out. 

More details about the magazine on: (Creator/ founder of the magazine: Francesca Rose) Check it out!

Monday, 17 July 2017

New Graduate

Wow, never thought I would reach this point but I have finally graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth! I am now a proud owner of a bachelors degree in Illustration, with first class honours! 

(...and I know, long time no blog)

3 years of my degree finished and now I have to find my own ground in the world. They say it's an exciting time, but it's such a scary time for me as well; I have no idea what will happen. Even if it takes a few years to reach my dream job, for the moment, I hope to just keep making new art that excites and challenges me. 

Anyway, here's some recent (ish) work that I've made:

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Thursday, 4 May 2017

New Website

I finally have my own website!  

I've only got a few selected pieces on there, but I hope to update it with more projects down the line.

Here's the link:

Finished Book

The last project at AUB finished! 3 years of my degree has now come to an end. Here's a peak at the printed and bound book. Overall I feel proud that I managed to get this done, but as always, can see the mistakes behind it.

Knowing that I won't have uni work to do anymore, I can't wait to start drawing for fun again. As much as I like turtles, I don't think I'll be drawing them for a while, though...