Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Some old stuff...

Life has been a bit hectic recently and I haven't had much time to update so I thought I'd post a couple of old images for now... I did these images for a project at Uni a couple of years ago for a Natural History Illustration module, and I've always been quite fond of them.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011


These images are from a project I did a while ago at Uni, and was really my first attempt at a narrative-based series of illustrations. The idea of the project was to take random fragments of text from different sources, both fiction and non-fiction books, and stitch them together to create a loose narrative to base the images on. Initially I found this method of working quite daunting - not having a structured brief to use as a starting point, but as I got more involved with the project I found that it was in fact very liberating, especially as I'm not particularly confident about writing my own narratives. The form of the 'story' was naturally quite surreal so I could allow my illustrations to be really loose, working with inkblots, paint splashes and random doodles and just adding detail here and there. This was quite a therapeutic project for me, although what some of the images might say about my state of mind is possibly slightly disturbing...

Friday, 1 July 2011

The Fall of the House of Usher

These are some images from my final Degree project, an illustrated version of the Edgar Allen Poe story. The images were created using ink and fineliner.

"Son coeur est un luth suspendu;
Sitot qu'on le touche il resonne."