Monday, 26 December 2011

Christmas Window Display

I designed and hand cut the two Christmas window displays, made up of hand cut paper christmas trees and presents, for Hardy's Original Sweet Shop, and arranged the shop goods in the display. The displays are currently up in the store in Kingston for the festive period.









And before assembling in the window...








Sunday, 30 October 2011

Happy Halloween

A very rushed Halloween window display for Hardy's Original Sweet Shop in Kingston. 

I'm planning the Christmas one now so will have time to do a proper display in both windows, also needs to incorporate a gigantic lolly pop.. photos soon!





Saturday, 17 September 2011

Embossed Cards





I hand made the wolf moulds for these and embossed them using a printing press. The packs contain a selection of 4 embossed cards, and there are larger single embossed pieces, both for sale if you're interested in buying a pack or larger piece, email me :)

Hello Foam



Tuesday, 30 August 2011

I'm coming back

Apologies for my online absence lately, I've been living out of a suitcase for a while now and getting stuff online has been pushed aside for the moment. But I'm getting set up now and a shiny new scanner is on it's way so watch this space, I'm coming back :)

In the mean time, here's a birthday message cut out of a foam sheet. It's really nice to cut into rather than paper, more foamy designs coming soon.. 





Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Creatively Reviewed

Kingston Illustration graduates sent out a special pack of our finest shop items from the degree shows to some big names, and got a mention in Creative Review :) you can see my pack of embossed wolf cards on the page next to Ellie Tzoni's.




http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2011/july/degree-shows-2011-kingston-illustration

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Show Piece

For my degree show I made a large-scale version of one of the sections from my Red Riding Hood book. I hand cut and carved the 4 pages and hung them to create the 3D effect in my show space in Kingston University - the show is open until friday.




                                                


Monday, 6 June 2011

I've got a website!

I have finally built myself a proper shiny website, still a work in progress but please have a look :)



Also, if you're around Kingston Upon Thames this week the Illustration & Animation Degree show is still open 1 - 7pm at Kingston University Knights Park campus until friday, well worth a visit.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Just Peachy


Cut paper characters from James and the Giant Peach - my original ideas for the Puffin book cover prize.





COME AND SEE THE SHOW!

Kingston University's 2011 class of Illustration & Animation Degree Show 
- HIGHS FOR YOUR EYES - 
at The Red Gallery, Old Street. Open to the public 12th - 16th June.


Check out our group blog with work from all of us and links to all our blogs: http://highsforyoureyes.blogspot.com/

More off-cuts

Currently working full pelt on preparations for the degree show, getting my Little Red Riding Hood book up to scratch, so haven't posted anything for a while, but have got a lot of these cut-offs scattered on my floor..







Saturday, 16 April 2011

Puffin cover design

Well, here's my entry for the Puffin cover design prize. Deadline for entries: Friday 5pm. Emi Hazlett's entry: Friday 4.58pm. Oh, so many ways I would improve it if I had the time.. but I do like how juicy the pit looks.
James and the Giant Peach characters I made for my initial idea coming soon!


Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Bugs

I'm currently working on my entry to the Puffin award front cover design for James and the Giant Peach. I've been cutting out me bugs out of this one sheet of paper and just thought it looked quite cool, a kind of anatomical insect grid. Lots of spider's legs. Will put the final design up when the entries have closed.



Sunday, 10 April 2011

Off-cuts

equals a quick greetings card :) waste not...


Behold The Miracle Tree!

No trickery or photoshopping ladies and gentlemen, this is one tree, two different coloured blossoms. Awesome.




Thursday, 7 April 2011

Sweetest Tongue has Sharpest Tooth

I made a cut paper book of the original story of Little Red Riding Hood for my final major project. These are photos of some of the 'scenes' that pages of the book create, and the poem I wrote to accompany the book. And I only cut my finger once...






A pretty little village girl,
Who wore a cloak of Red,
Set off to see her grandmother,
Who was unwell in bed.

She lived beyond the forest,
So far from sight of home,
It was a dangerous journey,
No girl should take alone.

She travelled through the forest trees,
And on her way she met,
A Wolf who smiled with pointed teeth,
But she thought him not a threat.

The Wolf, he asked her where she goes,
Naively she replied,
“I go to see my grandmother,
Who lives on the other side.”

“I’d like to visit, too” he said,
“And I shall race you there.”
Then Wolf set off at such a pace,
But the cloaked girl did not care.

She’d rather wander by the flowers,
Than win a silly race,
And took her time among the trees,
While Wolf reached Grandma’s place.

Finally when bored of playing,
The girl reached Grandma’s door,
But found inside a stranger sight,
Than she had seen before.

Her grandmother had ears so large,
She hardly could believe,
And eyes so bright and round and sharp,
She barely could conceive.

But ‘twas her teeth she most could see,
Were larger than before,
And when the little girl enquired,
Wolf opened up his jaws!


Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Roses

I've now figured out a way of making my paper roses out of ribbon and fabric. They make beautiful broaches or hair pieces. Here they are displayed at our fundraising cake sale (with my cupcakes in the background!) email me if you'd like me to make you a rose.





Saturday, 12 February 2011

The first stages...

Here's a mock-up/tester page for my final major project. I'm working on re-creating the original story of Little Red Riding Hood by Charles Perrault in a book of cut paper and pop-up. Illustration/Animation have got an awesome venue for our degree show this year, so hopefully my finished piece will live up to the work it will be alongside.