Keeping my eyes open for things to influence my third year projects, at the minute I seem to be obsessing a little over handmade patterns, I really have to crack on at making some myself.


Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

Everyone needs these photos saved onto their computers.

Katie Scott

Gorgeous Gorgeous Yum Yum.


Childrens books

I've decided to have another shot at the macmillan prize, i was unsure about doing it because I was worried I might approach it with too many ideas and be not so open to being experimental. But first I'm looking at a bunch of childrens books, I realised all the ones i loved when I was a kid were pretty dark, and its a shame we see fewer and fewer of these on the market, but anywho heres a few images I'm finding very inspiring. Today I'm just planning to do a bunch of sketchbook work and maybe loads of thumbnails of details I imagine in my story. I have a basic storyboard but I'm not the worlds most fantastic writer, so I find it way easier to show my ideas in images. So I'm making images, and someone else is writing my story, I don't think its cheating, I just want something nicely written and spelt correctly :)

Images are Anthony Browne- Gorilla , Kit Williams- Masquerade, Jim Housen and Richard Scarry


Amelias Magazine- LFW

Amelia wrote an article, and I did an illustration read the article here, Tze Goh sure is hard to draw!


Fact animation.

Should have posted this sooner, but after handing in for assessment today (and feeling way better) I figured I'd get round to doing some stuff that needed doing. More posts when I get my work back.



Inappropriate behaviour.

Ex Libris

Working with Lino Printing for the first time in about 3 years, it was lovely to free up my lines and make something more spontaneous. More details here.



So I am doing a project on Dementia. Creating a small book that explains the things that could happen to a dementia patient, to children and teenagers. I don't want to get too caught up in the science behind the disease, but more a guide to kids thats like "hey, this might happen, but your granddad is still the same person, and you can do these things to help".
Now I was originally going to approach this like a commission for the NHS, but after a tutorial have decided to be as free with it as I want, and then if the end product needs toning down, then I'll do that. But I think its pretty important to allow myself to free up as much as possible, seeing as i am a student and I should really take advantage of that.

Heres some pretty, inspirational pictures as always, sketchbook work to follow soon.