Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Ongoing Story Project

I'm currently working on a children's story that has become a bit of an ongoing personal project alongside everything else. I've developed the story from an idea that I had whilst at uni (many moons ago). There is still quite a long way to go with it but so far I'm pleased with the way it's looking. For my masters degree I studied children's literature and my thesis was all about bibliotherapy and how books and stories can help children to come to terms with difficult situations. I really wanted to work on the premise of this for my own story. It encompasses a lot of different emotions but primarily focuses on the idea of someone suffering from depression and anxiety. I'm using a lot of colour and light and shade to represent this notion as well as looking at size and scale (the main character in the story is a giant). With other work pretty much all up to date at the moment I've had a lot more time to work on it and am really starting to immerse myself into the story making process. Below are a few photographs of some of the artwork that I've done so far.

Valentine's Day

So I've been a bit behind with my blog posts lately, mainly because I'm just useless at keeping track of stuff. It was Valentine's Day recently (about a week ago). I had a lovely time doing various crafty things and also making an illustration of a baby elephant blowing a heart bubble.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Baking Days

On Monday I had a break from illustrating and had a baking day.  I love baking and find it so therapeutic, especially on a grey, cold wintery day. I made cheese scones and plain sweet scones from the Be- Ro recipe book.

Little Mermaid

I watched a documentary recently about the making of Walt Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' and it made me want to draw one for myself. She brightens up the studio :)

Personalised Children's Stories

I've been working on some personalised children's stories after completing a lovely commission a couple of weeks ago.