Saturday, 22 January 2011


This is a loose term for anything that is displayed visually, whether it be hand drawn sketches or painting. Now I love to doodle and experiment with ink, paint and god knows whatever else, however it takes great skill and patience to provide visual representation to a story, article or poem graphically. Here are a few original attempts at illustration of the powerful novel, 1984 by George Orwell . During this short study of the discipline, I came across a few professional illustrators who's work caught my imaginative eye. They both share a great talent and love for capturing the modern metropolis. First is Chris Dent who takes a unique approach to drawing very dence interpratations of city scapes, including Manhatten Island below (which as a Geography graduate, I must say is slightly inaccurate!)
On a much quirkier and more intricate approach to the big city is Laura Barnard. If you visit her website, you can clearly see the amount of effort and consentration has gone into the detail of the buildings.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Bucket List

My goodness - well into the start of January and I need to set myself some targets for 2011. So here goes with my bash at a bucket list for start of 2011.

1. Complete Basic Training with the British Army (Pirbright).

2. Blog more often.

3. Apply for Creative Masters (Creative Advertising at Falmouth).

4. Complete Course + show in Final Exhibition (Foundation Degree in Art + Design).

5. Work Experience (Gain more experience in a large busy + bustling agency).

6. Attend a friends up-state New York wedding in May.

7. Swim more often.

Will be sure to add to this as the months go on ...