Thursday, 29 May 2014

Life: I'm back!

Yesterday I finished hanging my work for my degree show, and tomorrow morning I drop off the back up work to be marked, and then I'm pretty much finished! Its feeling pretty strange at the moment that its all coming to an end and pretty soon I'll be out of education, but its also very exciting!
I'm pretty pleased with how everything turned out and I'm looking forward to the exhibition in 2 weeks time! 

Here's a few snippets of how everything's looking at the moment:
- My new business cards featuring little snippets of my work.
- All of the book pages trimmed up and ready to be bound into the book.
- Paper dolls coming off the printer ready to be made up for the display (I'll also be adding some of these little paper doll kits to the shop very soon!)
- My final display!

Here's a few little snaps of some of the other things I've been doing lately:

- For our course catalog, we all illustrated a paper bag to where on our heads for a group photo! Me, Hannah and Selina decide to all go as various hoofed animals facing in different directions and stand in a Charlie's Angels pose. A pretty good look for us don't you think?
- Printing images for my Illustration portfolio.
- This little cutie came to visit with mum and dad and gave me lots of cuddles!
- We spent the day last friday transforming the illustration studio into a gallery; building walls and painting everything white!

If you'd like to see more snaps of my work and what I'm up to then you can follow me on Instagram or Twitter.

Finishing uni means I now have some time to work on all things I've been wanting to do for the last couple of months. First up, I'll be updating my website with the new work and giving this blog a little makeover. Over the next couple of weeks the shop will also receive a makeover as well as some new products, so look out for updates on that!

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Snap Snap: 13/05/14

So when I wrote that "Updates" post the other week, I wasn't intending to be away form the blog for quite this long. But uni work has been the priority lately and certain things have taken longer than expected. I caught up on everything over the weekend, and yesterday I got the pages printed out, ready to bind later this week!

Here's a few snaps from the last couple of weeks:

- I went on a little day trip to London and visited a lovely shop selling supplies for book binding. Unfortunately I didn't need any of these pretty end papers as I'm printing my own, but they were displayed so beautifully along all the walls.
- Whilst in London we visited Pick Me Up, the graphic design and illustration festival. These were a few of my favourite pieces.
- I especially likes these hand printed cards and sketch books by Catherine McGinnis.
- A last minute little addition to the book characters.

- Sketching out some larger images to go on the wall at the exhibition.
- Inking up.
- My uni blog was "due in" last Friday, so I've stopped posting there too for now until its marked. But in the mean time there's plenty there to read about my project if you're interested.
- Working on a repeat pattern for the book cover.

I've only got just over 2 weeks until everything is finished, and I plan on getting straight back to the blog after that, as well as adding new things to the shop!