Wednesday, 27 June 2012

3x3 Magazine and other news!

Well what a month! Yesterday I received an email to tell me that my entry for the  3x3 student show edition of the magazine has won a place. I have been awarded a merit award which is absolutely amazing! My piece, "Look at all the monkeys" from the Spike Milligan series of pictures I did earlier in the year will be featured in the autumn edition of the magazine.
3x3 is the first and only magazine that is devoted entirely to the art of contemporary illustration. Published in the United States and distributed worldwide, it interested in what's shaping international illustration. Check it out here:

In the meantime here are some lovely pictures of my friend Tavi sporting one of my temporary tattoos. This one is of Buster and is from the Battersea Dogs Home series!

And here's me applying one to Maj at the degree show (her beautiful work is in the background).

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Book of Nasty Endings.

One of the four projects from the beginning of the year. Black and white lino illustrations for the The Oxford Book of Nasty Endings. I actually enjoyed illustrating horror/scary stories a lot more than I thought I would (even if they were just for kids)! Who knew I had such a dark side!
Hey, you down there! By Harold Rothseth

Call First by Ramsey Campbell

The Landlady by Roald Dahl

Such a sweet little girl by Lance Salway

The Statuette by Kenneth Ireland

Those Three wishes by Robert Scott

Thursday, 14 June 2012

The end... or the beginning....

It's all over. The degree show has been and gone and now all there is to do is wait and see what happens!
It went pretty well and there seems to be some interest in my work, which is always lovely! I had my two walls and a little plinths and after a bit of hassle with how and what I was going to put up it ended up looking quite good... if I do say so myself! I also made some little temporary tattoos (of the birds from christmas and of the battersea dogs) which I gave out with my business card and they all disappeared really quickly. I have a few more around so feel free to contact me for one if you missed out!
The Truman looked great and there was tonnes of fab work up from the other Middlesex illustrators (to check a few out take a look here:

I also found out after that I'd been featured here:
and also here,
which is really flattering! Thanks guys!

Lastly, I just wanted to add, at the risk of being ridiculously slushy and sentimental, how much I've enjoyed the last few years. I'll miss the course and the tutors, particularly Martin and Andrew who have really influenced me over the years. The other illustrators on the course are all really talented individuals and I hope they all get the success they so truly deserve! They are lovely people and I couldn't imagine these past three years without them.