Sunday, 21 November 2010

Day of art

I recently visited the gauguin exhibition, I like him as a painter but felt the exhibition was too crowded, especially round his well known paintings. Those paintings were beautiful and I could've stared at them for hours. But the surprise of the exhibition for me was discovering an Illustrator called maurice boutet de monvel and his illustrations for a book by la fontaine called fables. There was an illustration of a fox in the exhibition (room about his life/era he grew up in) which I have failed so far to find. But here are a few examples of his work.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


I am so excited. I have somehow landed an amazing internship with the up and coming designer Lee Klabin. I start on monday for two weeks. At the moment I feel a little in over my head. But I know that it is just nerves. The project they have set me has already got my creative brain back in action. I now just need to locate a library in London and start drawing like a mad woman! YAY! Just wish it was a paid job... but somehow that would be too perfect.

Monday, 8 November 2010


Finally sat down and did some doodling this afternoon. I loved it! Made a whole new alphabet for adding hand-drawn elements to my digital work, and did a rough and quick book cover for Moby-Dick. Think as a first draft it's pretty good.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Twitter account!

I have had my twitter account since September this year. But so far have tweeted twice. I guess like my blog it will take me a while to get into. But if you want to follow me, my account is


The owl turned out to be quite a challenge.

Must remember to take a camera with me at all times...

I have dismantled my exhibition at Ninewells hospital. It was sad taking it down and the cabinet looked so bear afterwards. It's just sad that despite being in the main reception area and waiting room, the cabinet contained only a few awful A4 printouts. It's ridiculous. The art in the hospital was pretty dire in general too. It just must be hard to be a regular patient there. There are just so many little changes that could really change the experience for patients. I'm not saying that my books were particularly uplifting but there were something more to look at. I hope people enjoyed seeing them whilst they were there.