Blog: Idea Generator 

22 Jan 2019

As I ponder over the use of moving images and its growing role in online editorial content (to catch the attention of -younger - social media users to engage with written news content), I have discovered a fair few illustrators who buck the Gif world trend by creating...

9 Jun 2018

I whole-heartedly believe that, as an artist of any kind, getting to grips with photography is crucial. It helps you understand forms, shapes, structures and layouts. It makes you consider how to construct a narrative in a single frame and how to pin point something ar...

28 Jan 2018

As part of our Illustration course, we have conducted an interview with an industry professional who interests us. We interviewed Nicola Shepherd who has worked as both freelance and in-house graphic designer and illustrator.

I have heard from different illustrators at...

20 Jan 2018

During this forthcoming self promotion unit I will be identifying my personal interests and my artistic style which will be sent in postcard formatted illustrations to companies I am interested in working with/for. Although it is early stages in terms of my career pros...

20 Jan 2018

I was intrigued by Russel Cobb’s illustrative style. The bright colours and blocky shapes alongside decorative elements really appealed to me and the type of drawing that I enjoy. I was particularly interested in his on location drawing and so I asked what media he use...

29 Dec 2017

Although I have had time to explore the book's themes I am designing a cover for ('Noughts & Crosses') to develop a concept of a design which relates to both the contemporary readership and the narrative, I still had a few tweaks to make my design look professional in...

20 Dec 2017

Developing my book cover design for Penguin Student Design Awards has required me to look into how existing book covers are constructed. Prior to developing three of my 100 Thumbnails further, I have conducted some research into influential works. 

Initially I have been...

4 Dec 2017

Although I spent two years studying Graphic Communication before starting my Illustration university course, I found that I am still not ambitious or experimental when it comes to my use of typography.

The workshop that the piece above is from was a tactile experiment w...

22 Nov 2017

I am currently creating a new design to submit for the Penguin Student Design Awards 2018. A competition held by Penguin Books for students across the UK. I have chosen the children's book category and  Malorie Blackman's 'Noughts & Crosses' as I felt that my style of...

1 Aug 2017

In Animations, Character Concept Art pages are crucial in showing what the character should look like, to each animator working on animating that character (as each animator is given the same character sheet). The drawings of various gestures, facial expressions and po...

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