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)

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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

British Legion Poppy Appeal: Art at the skatepark

After an in class discussion about how best to illustrate poppies, we all drew various ways depicting them and came up with some ideas about how to unify ideas and what we could do as a backup in case it is raining on the day. I am still interested in using figures within the imagery; … Continue reading British Legion Poppy Appeal: Art at the skatepark

Ferrous: Working with Blacksmiths Pt: 4; Ferrous, Forge and Exhibition

I completed the prints in time and finished off and cut them out in time for the festival starting on the Friday. I added details using gold ink to highlight certain parts and to break up the monotonous colour. I am very pleased with the final zine as was well printed and fairly high quality … Continue reading Ferrous: Working with Blacksmiths Pt: 4; Ferrous, Forge and Exhibition