Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes- Further Research and sketches

From my first 2 ideas I presented at tutorial, it was suggested that I research more into the victorian era itself; particularly fashion and buildings. I have looked at a range of building and shops, as well as dresses, skirts and jackets for women and suits, coats and hats for men of the time and … Continue reading Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes- Further Research and sketches

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Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes: The Man with the Twisted Lip (concepts)

I wanted to focus on buildings and background for at least one of the illustrations as often in my work I neglect this aspect of an illustration and would like to practice this more. As my first illustration is figure and character based, I felt that this was a good option for having a less … Continue reading Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes: The Man with the Twisted Lip (concepts)

Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes- A Scandal in Bohemia (Concepts)

After reading and re-rereading a Scandal in Bohemia, I looked through the text and found bits of the text that might translate well to imagery. The first of which sees Holmes seated in an armchair by the fire, smoking a cigar. The image of a man in a chair seemed to me rather cliche and as … Continue reading Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes- A Scandal in Bohemia (Concepts)

Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes- Character Designs

During my research I found a few different interpretations of how Sherlock Holmes might have looked; ranging from classic and contemporary illustrations to film and TV variations: x  I would like a focus on character design within my illustration I have decided that designing how Sherlock will look is the best possible starting point for … Continue reading Folio and HoI: Sherlock Holmes- Character Designs

Folio society and House of Illustration: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes- Research and Initial Ideas

Looking at several briefs, I decided that the Folio Society and House of Illustration brief to do 3 illustrations and a cover for "The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" who work best to my strengths and goals as an illustrator; mainly as when I first started I wanted to do book illustration and this … Continue reading Folio society and House of Illustration: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes- Research and Initial Ideas

British Legion Poppy Appeal: Launch Day at the Skatepark

The final outcome of the British legion Poppy Appeal project was to decorate the bowls of the skate park in Hereford with Poppy designs to celebrate the 2017 launch for the county. After surveying the area for a final time, we decided as a group to focus on the smaller of the remaining bowls as the … Continue reading British Legion Poppy Appeal: Launch Day at the Skatepark

British Legion Poppy Appeal: Ideas and Designs

During testing of materials it became apparent that simple shapes were the most successful so I have designed a simplified poppy head design that is still recognisable as a poppy but works well as a stencil. I have been experimenting more with the idea of  giving the poppies bodies and legs. To start I gave … Continue reading British Legion Poppy Appeal: Ideas and Designs