Wednesday, 15 December 2010

The Professor's Cunning Plan and Terrence's Top Hat

I doodled these illustrations in class and decided to develop them. I like their cutesy style and fly moustaches!

Friday, 10 December 2010

Northward Bound

These illustrations were inspired by Kate Wilson and Brett Ryder. I love Wilson's use of text, aged paper and cute, nostalgic drawing style. I like how Ryder references the past and see similarities in our styles.

My own drawing is a flying machine created in my imagination with a narrative aspect which is a feature I want to include in my work.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Hoardings Project

Students of Manchester Art School are collaborating with Ian Anderson of Designers Republic to have their images on the hoardings surrounding the new campus building while it is being built. We have been invited to have our pictures taken and digitally alter them to represent who we are as a designer.

Unfortunately my original photograph was disgusting, so lots of Photoshop to fix it! It isn't completely done yet and I might change it all together!

I've made myself into a drawing and done some textile design using more of my own illustrations and textures. It is about my handmade/ digital aesthetic which I think sums me up as a designer!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

I'm just popping to Sainsbury's in my Flying Machine

I have applied colour to my pencil drawing. I have used minimal colours as the cross hatching adds depth of colour but have used highlights for a 3 dimensional effect.

I really want to go on an outing in one of these!

Fantasy Flying Machine Drawing

A pencil sketch of a 1783 fantasy flying machine. I am going to work on it digitally and have a little experiment and will post my results.

Up, up and away!

Again, still not complete but this is my drawing of a Victorian Flying Machine using a combination of traditional and digital techniques.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Victorian Hot Air Balloon

This is my completely digital drawing of an 1850 hot air balloon. It's not yet finished but I couldn't resist having fun with the placement of it!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Monday, 25 October 2010


Just a little graphic composition of a bobbin stack!

New Drawing Techniques

These are a couple of new drawing techniques using painting in Photoshop. The bird was illustrated with pencil on paper and then shaded in Photoshop. The man was done entirely on Photoshop.

Scissors, flowers and scissor flowers

Third year so far

I've been having a third year panic attack and have been facing the print design equivalent of "writer's block"! Hopefully past that now. This is what I've been working on.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Digital Collage: Unofficial Two Door Cinema Club

Completely unofficial gig listing for Two Door Cinema Club. I've been listening to their brilliant album "Tourist History" non stop throughout this project so felt it appropriate to make them the subject of it!

I've been inspired by Jason Munn's amazing band posters. Such a talented artist!

Friday, 26 March 2010

Murdock Installation

This is my final installation for my Murdock London project. I handmade the wallpaper strip using flock and the shaving kit and deer head are for added effect. I presented a look book of print designs and fashion illustrations with an accompanying journal.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Dicky Bows

Used a new technique here, drawing in Photoshop. It gives a thrird dimension which I like.
The bottom one is a "Schizophrenic bow tie" inspired by those on Fine and Dandy

COW t-shirt competition

I've been playing around with this "Ou est le discotheque" idea for a while now. Think this is the best version so far. I hope to enter the COW vintage t-shirt competition with it.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

For Murdock

An initial fashion illustration for a lining that I did today whilst I've been feeling a little worst for wear.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

The Wild Dandy A/W 2011 Trendbook

This is my trendbook which is also menswear autumn winter 2011 but this time a formalwear project. It is in anticipation of the London 2012 olympics and how I anticipate "Englishness" will come to the fore.
I combined exotic animal prints with formalwear because I was inspired by nature's endangered species and mixed it with mans endangered species "the dandy" to give wearable eccentricity. I feel it gives an air of modern vintage. I also experimented with illustration style combining my handrawn style with collage.
It has sparked a massive interest in mens formalwear and dandyism for me. I was lucky enough to have my work published on my favourite blog
It is a brilliant site!

Sci-fi Evolution A/W 2011 Trendbook

Second year:
Learning Agreement One:
"Sci-Fi Evolution"
This was a mens casualwear trend book for Autumn Winter 2011 focusing on the Apocalypse. It was inspired by the Mayan prophecy that the world will end in 2012 so is in anticipation of this should it occur. It looks to combine fashion, military and nature to inform a silhouette where the ultimate purpose is to protect. Dark colours with neon flashes are the basic colour palette.