4 December 2011

Angry Arthur

Here's my three colour artworks for our recent uni project, children's book illustration. The story I illustrated was 'Angry Arthur'. These were done by making lino prints, ink and pastel, text added digitally.

22 November 2011

Life Drawing with collage

I very rarely use collage in my work. No particular reason, I've just never been fantastic at it and never bothered to try it much. But as part of our life drawing classes using mixed media we had a session using collage today. And it was pretty fun!
Here's the last two I did (clothed, not nudes), each 35mins, although the shiny paper didn't scan well:

The Adventures Of Cloud and Blue

Some sketchbook scans of an idea I'm in the process of working into a children's book. Just for fun, really, and an excuse to use brush pens more often!
The Adventures of Cloud and Blue will be in two books - one follows Cloud, the other follows Blue. After a snow storm, Cloud finds herself separated from the burrow and must try to find her way home. Meanwhile, Blue sets off to try and find her.

16 November 2011

Doodle Time

Because I wanted to doodle, so here's the Guardian for you. With new threads. Quink ink, watercolour and bleach  in my lil' sketchbook.

14 November 2011

Visual Studies pics

Some images from the last visual studies session, probably will have more soon:
Doodle of Max cutting food up and a self-portrait using Faber Castell Markers. I really, really hate having to do self-portraits. Particularly with only a hand mirror...

12 November 2011

Life Drawing Mixed Media

I'm not normally one who likes mixed media, but this week's life drawing was painting with rags and cardboard, then I messed around using acrylic, ink, and pastel. Clothed figures are a lot different to draw than traditional nudes, but it's fun!

31 October 2011

Uni work

Oops, left it a bit long for an update again...been busy with uni work. Here's a couple of finished stuffs:

 For an editorial brief, 'Poisoned Pictures', an article about viruses and trojans being attatched to images in Google image search.
Aaand for our Book Cover brief, the title being 'Occupational Hazards' (this is the penultimate version, the final isn't saved as a compatable image file...) This was actually pretty fun. Might put up some sketches from it later?

14 October 2011

Still no internet, but have some cats

Some work for one of the recent projects at uni, in which my theme was cats / dogs. Here is one of the final pieces which sadly doesn't scan well - it's painted gold and varnished and glittery - and the other is a rough visual based on words with 'cat' in them. Which is your favourite?

19 September 2011

Video Games will Ruin My Life

As said, clearly I play too many video games. I blame this entirely on my friends. You know who you are.

Which is why I'm sharing a sketchbook page covered in Pikmin, due to epic amounts of time being spent playing Pikmin 2...

12 September 2011


So after a successful weekend, I have a few photos to share (courtesy of my sister) of my stand. It was incredibly windy, which made things interesting, and threatened rain on and off (though we only got a little shower). Sadly, I didn't get a chance to look around much, but I did meet lots of interesting people!
Hopefully will be back next year too!

Setting Up Saturday


My stand, with stuff pinned down with clips and rocks due to the wind!

11 September 2011

Other Stuff

For those of you interested, I post a lot of my other work - such as university projects, sketchbook pages, etc - onto my DeviantArt account, as it's easier to manage pictures on there. I tend to use this blog for general work updates with only a picture or two.

The main page is www.resurrectorofthedead.deviantart.com and for some quick links:

Three Floors Up
Illustrated Book Project
Page 1

Sketchbook PagesVarious scans of pages from my sketchbooks

9 September 2011

Artsfest Preparations

Hey guys! Things are almost finished for the Birmingham Artsfest tomorrow! Originals, prints, postcards, zines, badges and stickers, as well as calendars and posters will all be available to purchase, so come along and check it out ;) There's loads on during the weekend, plenty of free concerts and shows, and I'll be set up with the other Art On The Rails people up in Centenary Square. Will hopefully be uploading pictures of the weekend, so everyone hope for nice weather this weekend, ok? Anything I have left over will be sold via this blog after the event, so no worries if you miss anything! See you there ~ G x

6 September 2011

Japanese Bunnies

Some of the originals I'm selling at Artsfest, these are watercolour with gold ink detail. I'll also be selling some postcard-sized prints of them too :)

Spider-Man pressie

It was my cousin's 22nd birthday yesterday, so I painted him this Spider-Man picture. We're both into comics and stuff like that! He's loads better than me at drawing superheroes and robots but I think he liked it anyway :) Done in gouache, I framed it too. Don't know whether to make a print of it for artsfest...maybe not, haha.

3 September 2011

Calendar preview

Artsfest Preparations

Quick update time!

I've been allocated plot 6 at the Birmingham Artsfest, which means I'll be up nearer to the stage outside the Rep, near to where I was last year.

I've got some prints, original pieces, postcards, badges and calendars. If they're finished in time I'll have a few writing paper sets too. Hopefully I'll see you there!

18 August 2011

Oh Tropes, how much I love thee

Not sure if anyone else geeks out quite as much as I do over tropes. Here, have a sketchbook page:

Calender Flowers

Here's some scans of the first 4 images of flowers relating to each month of the calender. The calendar itself should be available at Artsfest if all goes well!
Done entirely in markers, apologies for the quick bad-q scan, guys!

1 August 2011

Mushroom Muffins

Doodling with markers. This is classed as a doodle because otherwise I'd have to be ashamed of it.More bits and pieces from the land of sketchbooks. Mostly doodles and stuff, like this mini-yeti comic. It's cute, I want it...Some photoshop warmups that I've been doing with Max trying to keep us both motivated! Rocks. Then I got bored and drew Link from behind. And then a space hopper appeared.

...I don't know either...

17 July 2011

Sketchbook stuff

Hey all, been suffering a severe lack of inspiration to do anything awesome, so have some pics from my visual journal instead. Pages are really thin - its a moleskine book - so stuff shows through a bit. Who can tell what game I'm currently obsessively playing?

10 June 2011

Japan Shrine Guide

Designed several pages for a guide to the Ten Shrines of Tokyo for my applied illustration project. Here are some of the final images:

3 June 2011

Artsfest 2011

So, I've got confirmation that I'll be at Birmingham Artsfest 2011 this September, both Saturday and Sunday. I'll have some original artwork, prints, some zines and badges to sell, and possibly a couple of t-shirts too.

Feel free to come and say hi! I'll be set up on the Art On The Railings by The Rep. Until then I have uni to finish and some fresh artwork to produce!

1 June 2011

Fairytale Land

Fairytale images have been creeping into my painting sketchbook. Rapunzel here is watercolour wash with quink ink and bleach :)

24 May 2011

Have some Superflat

Okay, so for my illustration project at uni, I've been studying Japan. Mostly the traditional stuff but I love the superflat style and old prints etc.
So this here's some of the development work to decide upon the style I want to make my Tokyo Shrine Guide in!

13 April 2011

Where did all the time go?

Since being back in Shirley for the Easter hols, I have been incredibly busy. Just catching up with life more than busy with drawing. I've done a little bit though - going to get down to some proper stuff later this week - including this pic, A4 markers, of a bike helmet that my mom's partner owns.

I feel like I should work on drawing machines next. It's been a while, anyway. I need to get working anyway because we have our major project coming up, and I applied to the Artsfest too...

11 March 2011

Gold Gator Eye

An artist trading card for an eye-themed swap over at ATCsForAll. I've done a set of four but this one is my favourite - 'Gold Gator Eye'.

The Weather In Falmouth

...always amazes me. It's so changable! One minute it's bright blue skies, next thing you have heavy rain and then hail before it goes back to bright and sunny.