Monday, 28 February 2011

The girl who hid in bins.

Currently doing a project writing/ illustrating my own childrens book to enter in the Macmillan Prize. The competition is fierce as its open to everyone in higher education but hey even a chance of winning the top prize of £1000 would be nice.
The basis of the competition is to Illustrate a children's book for around the age of 5. Either creating your own story or doing original images to a traditional story. He's some of the images from entrants of previous years;


All these won a prize or were 'highly commended' so I'm not getting my hopes up when I'm against this standard  of Illustration, but I'm looking forward to start illustrating my story. I wanted to base it on something that happened to me as a child, such as me loving to hide in bins. Its shaping up to be a cautionary tale for children not to hide from their parents but who know what it might turn into, the stories not overly important as long as the drawings show a narrative in an interesting and original way. Hopefully have some initial sketches to put up in the next week. 

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Late Valentines Love

To make up for the lack of posts, heres a little late valentines love. 

Inspired a little by Madame Talbot's victorian posters, this was my present to Sam.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Instax, sunshine and 76%.

 Today was another lovely day in Hereford, the sun really brings out the beauty in a city like this. After a quick 10 minutes at college to find I'd got 76% in my Discourse talk -which is pretty good considering I thought I'd messed it up, I had the day free to snap away in the sunshine.   Here are six of the shots I got today.

A couple are over exposed, but that was only because I didn't change the setting. Sunshine definitely brings out a nice nostalgic quality in this camera.

Sunday, 6 February 2011


YAY!! I finally got my Instax mini after lusting after it for months!! 
Here's the first few shots I've got testing it in a local park...

A couple didn't come out to great, but I'm pretty happy for my first attempt! 
Definitely more to come in the near future...