Archive for May, 2009|Monthly archive page

cut, snip and stick

In cute stuff, me, my work, sketchbook on May 26, 2009 at 7:46 pm

cali2 005cali2 004cali2 006thats how i make a picture these days.

these collages are for a project at uni which is loosely called the ‘london trip’. for those more eagle eyed among you you may have noted that these illustrations dont really yell london LONDON at you. well the idea is that even though i live in the beautiful somerset countryside i dont walk all that much unless i kinda have to- take my dog for a walk go get milk etc- but when i am in bristol or london i walk miles and miles around the city so i thought i might want to promote walking in the countryside- really just to myself.. i


some little monsters

In me, my work, painting on May 18, 2009 at 7:09 pm

this is a 3d model i made for uni. i am not really a fan of photographs of my work though. IMG_4172IMG_4175

character building characters

In childrens book, cute stuff, me, my work, painting, sketchbook on May 7, 2009 at 6:55 pm

cali2-0051so i have decided to enter a competition open to any unpublished illustrator and since i fit that category Рsadly weep weep . i want to enter it as the prize is more awesome than i could imagine. i clearly dont have a hope in hecks chance of winning but also the whole project would be nice to put in my asssement portfolio for uni. i have really  enjoyed it but holy moly it was hard work.

any way these are some examples.

above is a character sketch

and below is a double page spread.


i have been working so hard on it, and changing my mind about the characters, crying about how rubbish they look and then deciding i LOVE them and then deciding not to enter the competition for fear of being laughed outta town … and now just trudging on just so i can say to myself that i kept to the challenge despiite how tricky it wa- which is something i hate to do. i am a flake and quitter- but not any more. like my little fairy i am pulling my socks up!