Thursday, 14 April 2011

The Rime of The Ancient Mariner

Uni competition to produce one image (made using printmaking) for a specific part of the poem. I chose to use lino cutting and then hand painted the colour with acrylic inks. This is my entry for it:

"The ship was cheered, the harbour cleared,
Merrily did we drop
Below the kirk, below the hill,
Below the lighthouse top.

The sun came up upon the left,
Out of the sea came he!
And he shone bright, and on the right
Went down into the sea.

Higher and higher every day,
Till over the mast at noon -"
The Wedding-Guest here beat his breast,
For he heard the loud bassoon.

The bride hath paced into the hall,
Red as a rose is she;
Nodding their heads before her goes
The merry minstrelsy.

The Wedding-Guest he beat his breast,
Yet he cannot choose but hear;
And thus spake on that ancient man,
The bright-eyed Mariner."

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Penguin Award submission

This is my submission for the Penguin/ Puffin Children's Award for James and the Giant Peach:

Wednesday, 6 April 2011


Frankenstein proposes to Elizabeth in Geneva

Frankenstein meets the monster in the mountains (don't like the moustache beard thing!)
I'm thinking of doing cut-outs again but with backgrounds and maybe then screen printed... we shall see how it goes!

Some of my recent project doodles

Here are some of my recent doodles for the Frankenstein project. I took photos of them rather than scanning them in so they aren't the best quality but it gives you an idea! I've been looking at anatomy, victorian costume and the figure.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

March Update!

Clearly, I am terrible at blogging and really need to do it more often!!

Well, March has been busy! Finished professional practice project so that's now out of the way (whoop!), finished Penguin competition (although I wont put it on here until after the competition deadline- you never know my idea might have been amazing!) and now I just have the major project to worry about!! 6 weeks left and I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing but I never really do so I'm not worrying too much- yet!

Went to Pick Me Up at Somerset House and was really impressed! It was the first year I've been and I can see it becoming an annual trip! I loved the Nobrow, Print Club London and It's Nice That stuff and a lot of the individual pieces! Wish I'd of had the money to buy some of the prints but I will have to live with photos instead!

April looks to be another busy, and incredibly stressful, month with the final weeks until my final uni hand-in! Wish me Luck!

(Will upload some recent work as soon as I have scanned them in- it takes ages with my scanner!!)