Friday, March 26, 2010

Gerry


Starting work on some new spreads in the next few weeks for a childrens book featuring this creature. His name is Gerry.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Masha and the bear


This is part of a wordless narrative strip I completed a while ago for a project based on folktales but only got around to scanning now. The story is a Russian folktale about a girl who gets kidnapped by a bear and outwits him to escape. The piece itself was intended as a wall chart and visual tool for storytellers.

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Good Wife





Some images from a new MA project. The brief was to take an old text and create images which would modernise it/make it relevant to today's audience. I chose the Good Wife's Guide, a manual written by an old Parisian Man for his fifteen year old bride in the fourteenth century providing household tips and instructions on how to be a dutiful little woman. So I have turned the idea on it's head, the author is now an ancient billionaire and his bride is a gold-digging trophy wife who is trying desperately to off him and get her hands on his money. Fun times.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ages and Stages






Some spot images for a Canadian Parenting magazine to accompany articles on raising your kids properly. Each image represents a different age group and a situation where what is perceived as 'bad parenting' may actually be the best solution. I always find it difficult to draw age appropriate kids, I tend to make them look much older than they are supposed to but have discovered it has a lot to do with how chubby you draw them!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dirty, dirty





A triptych of images created for Amelia's Magazine. These accompany an article concerning 'Dirty Oil' a new documentary about the oil sands in Alberta, Canada and the detrimental effect they are having on the environment. I wanted the images to look kinda dirty too, hence the grey colour scheme and rough textures!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010





My first foray into watercolour and pencil and also a Mother's Day shout out to the Mammy, seeing as she'll be jetting off to exotic climes before Sunday and our Postal Service is crappy. So Happy (early) Mother's Day! xx

Friday, March 5, 2010




Some recent contributions to the 'What I wore Today' Flickr pool. Just another distraction from what I'm ACTUALLY supposed to be doing!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Presentation








As part of one of our MA modules we were required to give a presentation on ourselves and our work (eep!). Each presentation had to be 20 slides long, each shown for 20 seconds. These are a few images I created for slides to show where I'm from, the things I like and what kind of materials I use!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Australia









In a flurry of nostalgia I came across the journals I kept when visiting Australia for a three month stint in 2008, and for the sake of posterity I have scanned a few pages! I cringe a little when I look at any of my drawings older than eight months, but they're not that bad I guess. More can be found on my Flickr page.