Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Charlie and the Rickety Old Shack

This is the first (and last) illustration of my original plan to draw illustrations from childrens novels. This represents the run down, basic to say the least shack that Charlie lived in in the classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

For reasons unknown, my scanner has decided to completely skip past the green grass and other colours used on some pieces of wood so it's not the best.

The Hand That Lived

Today I started my new mini project. At first, I was to create a series of illustrations for childrens books but this soon turned to a more favourable subject of mine- horror novels. This is the first one on my set and is the hand of the monster from the classic Frankenstein book. I drew it in a subtle 4H pencil before applying watercolour paint. I then went over this with a B and 3B pencil to add the extra details.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Eerie Experiments

After a whole afternoon messing around with my camera in the darkroom, I finally got two shots worthy of the time I spent trying to capture a horror style photograph (with the help of Natalie Bengochea). I have no idea why I took them but I have a new project coming up soon and they could possibly feature?

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

The Delights of Sefton Park

Way back in Septmeber our collage class were asked to visit a park in Liverpool to do some observational drawing. I had been before when I was young and therefore had never fully appreciated the beauty and grandeur of the place. Built around a beautiful glass house, its lush green plains are ripe with nature and animals. After exploring the whole park I settled on 4 locations and photographed them. Afterwards I used these as a template for my pen and ink drawing.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Going Nowhere

A set of 3 images representing the restrictive situation the people find themselves in the book Brave New World.

All Star Ink Set

These are 3 illustrations I recently finished made with ink. I simply drew my Converse from 3 different angles and combined all 3 illustrations to create this final image.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Graveyard Project Illustrations

These two illustrations were part of my ‘Place’ project- in which I chose ‘Graveyards’.

My project contained a lot of gothic imagery and I hoped to display this through my illustrations.
The image on the left depicts the classic Dracula scene when he scales the wall like a reptile; the image below shows the mysterious entrance to a local graveyard.