Fahrenheit 451

November 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

Illustrations for Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. It’s been a while since I did any illustration for a set text. I tried to steer clear of the the images of fire and burning books, instead I tried to focus on the notion of flight and it’s association with freedom that is mentioned throughout the book.

The Library

Daily life

Counter current

The unknown

Loved this project and the ideas generation which was greatly aided by Ray Bradbury’s brilliant imagery. The last two were particularly fun to do and working in new ways. Working big and really filling white space, intensive drawing and drawing light on dark.

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Charini Lingerie for Amelia’s Magazine

February 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

A brief process of an illustration of Charini’s eco lingerie for Amelia’s Magazine. The turnover had to be pretty fast, evening to morning was the time frame I was given which was quite refreshing as a challenge. I’ve never done any fashion illustration before and it was quite a learning curve. I didn’t want to do something I’d done before with inks and lines and on top of that there were a few problems that I was worried about; presenting lingerie elegantly, showing the quality of the garment, making it visually interesting and not just black and white, possible introduction of colour for something a bit more visually engaging, emphasis on the garment and not the figure that it hangs off.

Basic components of the collage.

Under garments added to show the sheer qualities of the robe on top.

The final piece.


Jacob’s Coffee House: The final stage!

September 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

So, two weeks ago I went down to Bath to meet the people at the coffee shop and get started. We decided that the balloon was too segmented from the text so instead we worked together to design some information that would inform the customers about what made their coffee special. Overall a great day working with some super lovely people and the coffee shop got just what they were looking for! All round happy!!

 

 

Rivoli Ballroom NYE Gala Ball

December 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

Every now and then I get requests to make really things, paintbrush holders, skirts, fix bags, make Christmas cards. I really will have a stab at any project offered to me. I was invited to help paint the door of my friend’s ball room. How could I resist! The requirements were a white rabbit, happy people and chandeliers. Hopefully I delivered. Sorry the pictures aren’t very clear.

 

‘It’s a new toy everyday’

January 7, 2010 § 1 Comment

I’ve always been aware of how rubbish I am to make anything nice out of Lego, … well compared to my brother‘s ingenuously to use pieces differently. Over Christmas I took the chance to raid my brother’s collection for parts. Here’s my nutty dancing man with a spinning square on his chest…

.. and his crazy alter-ego.. some kind of crazed cross between Ronald McDonald and St Nic.

Graphic designers tend to have a little soft spot for Lego. Actually when you whip out those colourful studded blocks, it pretty much has that same effect on anybody, that little rush of joy.. I do feel a certain pride that this lovely toy that my brother and I have grown up with have really stood up against the test of time. Lego have managed to appeal to many ages and skill levels and have constantly reinvented themselves for every generation. Not every range is as successful but they’re always trying new things, updating colours and moulds.  I love you Lego.

last minute christmas cards

December 22, 2009 § Leave a comment

A quick think on the toes set of cards using recycled cards and papers.

delicious. product shots.

May 20, 2009 § Leave a comment

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these are the very rushed product shots i took yesterday. VERY RUSHED. hence the ununified colours. i printed them on my new printer, the highest quality setting of this printer is rubbish so… hmm.

there’s still a lot i want to do on the project like show the shop front sign at very least and the name tags i had in mind, little details and also the rest of the menu.

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