Friday, 21 October 2011

Christmas Cards

Well i've been a busy little bee making lots of christmas cards. I struggled with the designs for a while, so as a result, i have lots of designs!

These cards are also now available to buy at my local art gallery. Yay!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Book Cover No#5

Taken a bit of a long time to post this on here. My fifth book cover design is this time for a book called The Rogue, by awesome fantasy writer Trudi Canavan.

Here it is without type...

....and here with....:

Hope you like :)

take care

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Book Cover No#4

Well, here it is, book cover number 4. Only about another 5 to do! This one is inspired by the novel by Lian Hearn called Blossoms and Shadows. I had a real problem with the actual cover for the actual book as i don't think it related to the story one it. Because it is a book set in Japan, the cover had a typical oriental feel, even though the story was more about war and the effects of war, the cover was pink. I'm not saying mine does the story more justice either, but i just wanted to do my own. :) Hope you like.

Here it is without type:

And here it is with, remember i'm rubbish at typography :) :

Take care

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Madness Returns

A little fan art inspired by American McGee's Alice, Madness returns. It's a brilliant game......even if i am a little stuck :)

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Thursday, 8 September 2011

Book Cover No#3

And heres the third and final illustration for Philip Pullmans His Dark Materials Trilogy:

Here it is with the type:

Lemme know what you think :)

Book Cover No#4 = Blossom and Shadows by Lian Hearn

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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Book Cover No#2

A couple of weeks ago i showed you this:

And this week, i'm bringing you this:

My  version of the second book in the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. Like i said before though, my typography skills are less than abysmal so this typography is just to give you an idea, and would most defiantly be changed. Here it is without the type:

I wanted to give each of the covers its own colour scheme, but keep they united by the main colour of dust. For the first one, i added purples and blues because most of the book is based in the north (funnily enough). For this cover, i wasn't sure for a long time what colours to do, eventually deciding on browns and earthy greens, and i think it works.

Book cover No#3 Will be arriving shortly :)

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Thursday, 18 August 2011

Felt Clowns!

Well, today was the last workshop i got to do at my local library. It was really very fun and more than a little bit challenging this week. They had to make, felt clowns. I got the idea a couple of months ago from Felt Mistress when she came to my uni to do her own felt workshop. It was quite difficult with children because they couldn't stitch like i could in Felt Mistresses workshop so i had to find a glue that would work. Which posed its own problems of too much glue making the felt tacky (which happened ALOT!) anywho, heres some photos of their clowns. I gave mine to one of the girls so i don't have my example to show you, but to be honest, theirs were better :)

The age range of the children was 6-11 years old so their abilities were really varied but every one of them did well for their age and ability.

If i had to have a favourite i think it would be this one, the expression on the face is ace!

That is all. Book cover No#2 is on its way :)

Take care