12 Days of Christmas ?

 Merry Christmas Eve!
So last week I finished a collaboration project at eca -
working together with Ailsa for an 'Alternative 12 Days of Christmas' project.

12 Drummers Drumming (fox band)
11 Pipers Piping (weird little smokers)
10 Lords-a-Leaping (assorted fish/reptiles leaping)
9 Ladies Dancing (other dancing animals)
8 Maids-a-Milking (balloons)
7 Swans-a-Swimming (wearing goggles)
6 Geese-a-Laying
5 Gold Rings (little creatures)
4 Colly Birds
3 (stereotypical) French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree!

turtle dove

so I'm breaking up for the christmas holidays at the end of the week, looking forward to going home again!
In the mean time, we're doing a 12 Days of Christmas project.
More to follow. I like these two.


recent book cover project for college -
mean to post this sooner!
I've started a new tumblr blog, so trying to balance between the two!
- http://springonion.tumblr.com/


Just finished a project.
full view for details...
you should listen to
whilst reading this post

24 Hour Comics 2012

So yesterday I took part in the '24 Hour Comic' challenge -
The brief was to create a 24 page comic in 24 hours-
we were each given two random words to work with and draw inspiration from -
my words were 'false beard' and 'fantasy'.
here a few snippets of my first comic...




you can read the whole comic here-  http://photobucket.com/soph-24
I enjoyed drawing for this, but wish I could have had longer to complete the story!
I'd like to revisit the story again in the future :)
well done to everyone who took part! it was such a enjoyable -and tiring- project

The Red Shoes

Scroll down for more illustrations -
I've just finished a short project, illustrating the fairytale "The Red Shoes",
by Hans Christian Andersen.
A creepy tale, but so much fun to illustrate!


Karen herself was dressed very neatly and cleanly; she was taught to read and to sew, and people said that she was pretty. But the mirror told her, “You are more than pretty—you are beautiful.”

 She danced out into the open Churchyard ; But there the Dead do not Dance ;
they have far better things to do.

"Dance shalt thou!" said he. "Dance in thy red shoes till thou art pale and cold!

But strike off my feet in the red shoes!

Illustration in Edinburgh

So -  I've started my illustration degree at Edinburgh University!

I've been here for a month, as of today, and am in love with the city.
I'll try and keep this blog updated with my project work - it's been a busy month!

A week project based on three words-
'Growl, Bottle and Viridian'

and, of course, cat doodles.
I'll post more later! Thanks for visiting!


I meant to post this a while ago - This is what I've spent my summer doing!
Well, it was mainly just working in the coffee shop - the latte art was just an extra.
(and a new obsession...)


My first attempt at an animation, and I don't think it'll be my last...
for IF - Bounce. Can't believe it's August already...
Enjoy the red panda!

IF - Lonely

a lonely astronaut,
for IF - I need to get back into doing these...

Foundation Year - Final Show

 So I've finished my Art Foundation year in Bath, after spending the last few months on my final project - an illustrated book of the Brothers Grimm story, Little Sister and Little Brother.
The exhibition is now up, at last! You can see the internal spreads in my previous post...


L I T T L E    S I S T E R   AND   L I T T L E    B R O T H E R

  some spreads from my foundation final show... a tiger, some wolves and a roebuck. 8 pages.

A story about transformation, the little brother is turned into a roebuck-
the full story can be found here!

Figure - Life Drawing

Another post - updating college work and such...
Deer studies (referenced from various youtube videos)
and some recent life drawing below (contains nudity)
Long and short studies - Trying to practice more and more!

IF- Jump

Oh dear, this will be my first IF
of 2012 -I've missed so many nice words!

Just a quick sketch to start... :)