Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Zoo days

I was having a bit of trouble with my character, so spent 2 days at Marwell zoo, getting inspired. I looked at their list of animals before I went, so that I concentrated on the ones that I thought would be especially useful to this project. Having done the observation and experiment module last term, I felt a lot more confident than on previous trips, and as these drawings were more like taking notes for myself, rather than about producing drawings that were going to be marked, I felt a lot more relaxed.. I was lucky enough to get 2 beautifully sunny days too, which helped a lot!

Character Designs

I want the main character to be vaguely dragon-like, but a nice, friendly, slightly sad and lonely dragon, not one that will try to eat you! She will need to do some quite human things, so also needs to be able to stand on 2 legs and have quite human hands.


We start back at uni in a couple of weeks, so I am starting to think about what I want to do for my next project. This one has to be aimed at a specific age group. I am finding it quite difficult to work out what age my idea would be appropriate for, but I'm sure once we get back, the tutors will be able to help me with that side of things. For now, I am just working on some rough designs for how I want the project to look.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Final piece


For my final piece, I put together all the pictures I had been working on, to make them into a small film/animation. Only 2 of the pieces are fully finished, the others are colour roughs, but hopefully you can get the idea of what I was aiming for. There is sound so please make sure you have the volume turned up a bit. The music was made and recorded by Nick at DTSE Music.

Finished pieces

I can't believe how quickly this MA is going. We have now finished 2 modules, and have 3 left to do. I really enjoyed the last module and was pleased with the 2 pieces of final artwork I managed to finish.

Monday, 18 November 2013


Here are some initial sketches for ideas for my next module. We have to create a series of images that are in sequence. My idea is to have the building fall apart and be taken over by plants and animals as the series goes on. I haven't yet decided how many images there will be, but I would like to do at least 5, starting with this one which will be at night, with the fire lighting the room, then one for each seasons with a distinct colour palette for each one.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Putting it all together

So in the last 6 weeks I have drawn people, places, people in places, line drawings and tonal drawings. These are the last few pictures from this module, trying to use everything I have learnt so far.