Just something from my new book I've just started, sorry for the hash job of the stitching-together-of-the-pages... I only have an A4 scanner! More to follow..!
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
Ive always felt that colour and I have a love/hate relationship.
It runs through my mind without me even knowing.
In early summer I bought new shampoo, conditioner, body wash and exfoliator - all in shades of orange (mango, tangerine, peach etc...)
I've just finished a selection in green... (mint, aloe, apple...)
And without even realising I've just been into town and purchase PINK products (strawberry, cherry, rose...). All of them. How do I do this? It always matches and they aren't even from the same range!!
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
'ERAPOLOGY' is an Arts Platform founded by Tori Elliott in 2010, with hopes to encourage and enable artists and designers to promote and sell their work, to a diverse range of customers.
With only the pure talent of each individual artist to hold this together, "ERAPOLOGY" celebrates the individualistic and sometimes experimental style of the artists and designers that it supports.
Thursday, 19 August 2010
Friday, 9 July 2010
WOW. wow. Where on earth do I start? I just graduated from University College Falmouth, UK with a BA Hons in Illustration, with a most satisfying 2:1! So glad to be done and dusted, and waiting for the next adventure!
But the adventures are coming alot quicker than I thought! Firstly, I had the second story of The Phlunk from Lou Rhodes just before a trip to New York, which is currently being doodled to threads inside my sketchbook! New York went very well, with great feedback from Nickelodeon and Harper Collins. Speaking to HP on a regular basis via email.. who knows?
Then, the success of The Eden Exhibition with fellow creative Sarah Lucy Baker. Had a great time and met some other great artists with like-minded work, contacts contacts! Along with a whole £10 earned on postcards, worth every penny.
I was invited to the private view of the latest Damien Hirst exhibition 'Tamed' in Torbay, which was interesting but I'm not sure how well the press are taking it, I guess not many people like dead cows much. Might be the 'Devon' thing! Still very unsure how or why I was personally and privately invited, but either way I'm very priviledged!
Happy with the progression of artwork, I checked my email to find a commission request from Torbay Arts Council to produce a mural by Torquay Seafront and Torre Abbey Meadow. I'm stupidly happy! It's paid, and its great exposure. Working with the Gingko project too to encourage children with art, I still can't believe I'm going to fill a 8x4ft board when my work is so small and detailed. It's such a great feeling that someone saw my work and wanted it.
New Designers 2010 is going swimmingly well, I've had a commission for cancer research (which I've heard many people have) from someone who's seen my work, AND TODAY I had a call regarding a job offer who'd seen my New Designers board. I'm so happy!
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Monday, 17 May 2010
So since the trip to New York got cancelled (all thanks to British Airways striking, and THEN more volcanic ash...), I decided to use my time wisely and taking Fig Taylors advice to characterise some generic characters which would be recognisable to authors, so they see the illustration 'blindly' for what it is without trying to understand a concept.
Here's day 1 of 14. Some of them are more conceptual than others, some are people, some aren't. Here we go. First up? Something simple.
Puss In Boots.
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Sunday, 9 May 2010
Monday, 3 May 2010
Here's a few recent works; its a children's story called "The Money Seed".
I wrote this story in the second year of my degree and decided to revisit it this week.
Below shows the front cover and two artworks.
Sophie finds a penny, and when her Mum tells her to look after it and that 'money doesn't grow on trees', she decides to plant it.
The 'money seed' never grows, but Sophie plants every coin she finds.
Meanwhile, a Magpie has been taking all of the shiny coins from Sophie's plant pots. Through guilt, the Magpie and
his friends build Sophie a magical 'money seed' garden with all of the shiny found ephemera that the Magpie has stolen in the past.
The moral? Don't take what isn't yours. Naughty Magpie.
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Monday, 26 April 2010
Friday, 23 April 2010
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Monday, 19 April 2010
"Take everything you like serious, except yourselves" - Rudyard Kipling.
I decided to focus on things that ruin your day in which you shouldn't take seriously; one magpie (sorrow), rain under your umbrella, house right next to the office, birds on your clean washing, no entry signs, broken teapots and leaves on the train line.
Then, to not be so serious, a Ladybird flying me away.
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
As most of you can guess, I have a very strange obsession with birds; particularly Magpies.
One for Sorrow?
It couldn't be further from the truth right now, but its all related to the Quote project for University College Falmouth Graduate Illustrated Book. I'll upload on completion, but here's a taster.
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Sunday, 7 March 2010
Saturday, 27 February 2010
CONCEPT (C) Becky Heysett.
So the idea that Becky had was a re-usable postcard, its made out of plywood and my illustrations are engraved on the front. You can write and post these cards as you would a normal paper postcard, but the recipient then sands off the message and can send it on. These come in 5 designs and can be bought.
Monday, 22 February 2010
Sunday, 21 February 2010
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Monday, 25 January 2010
Editorial for the New Scientist. Article found here: