For some reason these aren’t in order, which is worrying seeing as these were samples that I sent to numerous publishers (none of which have shown any interest, this is life).
This was a self-negotiated project in the final year of my BA that was a bit out my comfort zone, I don’t normally work with natural, soft tones, or things that are cute, but I really did enjoy creating it, and got some very good feedback at New Designers 2013.
I used coloured pencil on brown fleck paper with black & white fine liners.
And Photoshop of course to sort out those silly mistakes made under Uni pressure!
I got a reply from Company; they said they like my style and when there is an appropriate opportunity they will keep me in mind. Not bad I suppose.
Another Illustration to show accessories, hair and predicted trends; tropical print for this SS, faux undercut. This was my favourite one until I saw it on a different computer and printed and the colour’s so wierd! She’s real yellow. I think it’s my laptop, this could be a problem…
Accessory illustration for company, my predictions for this years Summer trends. Nail vanish was a mistake!
Henry Holland Metallic Cut-Out Ankle Boots from LFW SS13.
2nd full length fashion illustration, inspired by tumblr actually, and the clothes I produce, self styled, and ya’know, everyone loves disco pants. Same medium.
First of the fashion editorial pieces I made to send to Company Magazine. Usually they have an annual fashion illustration competition but this year it wasn’t on so I just emailed the address on last years brief.
This is a Jasper Conran patchwork dress from LFW SS13. Biro, ink, watercolour, collage, photoshop.
One of my more successful editorial submissions, I chose a subject close to my own and other artists’ hearts; marking the end of production of the typewriter, as the world moves into a digital generation. ‘It’s a Qwerty Business Bidding Farewell to the Typewriter’ by John Walsh at the Independant. I submitted it into the V&A student prize competition.
The first two pieces for my editorial semester long project this year.They aren’t the best things I’ve ever done, but I was just getting warmed up.They are pretty much what they say on the tin; An article about salmons and wrens, and an article about cooking with dehydrated mushrooms. Riveting I know.
Checkout my fanzine that I created in my second year of the BA, its on my other fashion blog because ‘Crack the Concrete’ was only started as a platform for my fanzine. But then I adopted the name as a fashion label of customized clothing,
Pages from my first ever graphic novel attempt. Its the chapter ‘The Last Night’ from the classic novel The Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. I used a lot of linework and black ink with textures and patterns added on Photoshop.
Please excuse this erratic uploading I need to put on all the stuff I have submitted so I can do this properly showing work-in-progress from this semester, the final mile :|
Pieces from a commission organised with my Uni. Some students were asked to illustrate short stories written by young high school children using their input. Everyone’s creation was then published as a collection by a local council in Wolverhampton. However, I am not local to Wolverhampton so I have completely forgot. Doing it for the kids. My story was called the ‘Star Blanket’ about the treacherous adventure of a prom queen and her magic bird in search of her prom king that has been kidnapped by a lipstick wearing beast and uses the castle’s elevator to escape the gingerbread guardsmen…. there’s some feathers from a wise turtle. OBVIOUSLY. I used biro, made textures and scanned them in to photoshop to fill the colour. Great project, not really my style to honest. (The text wasn’t my job, but I mocked up the first page for my uni submission :)
Some sketchbook work I forgot to include for ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’
I was experimenting with letterpress typography.
Biro illustration for Penguin Book Prize.