Blog, Digital

Week 15: Adventure

I don’t even know where this idea came from, I think I thought about it one morning when I was half asleep. I feel like it has a “Little red riding hood” and “Thumbelina” twist in a way. It could be symbolic of innocence; A small girl going out and discovering the dangers of the big big world. I feel like it may have also been inspired slightly by a game called “Little Nightmares”, which I recommend to anyone who loves a good horror genre.

The flowers are from a photograph I took in my mums friends garden. I started off with pencil, photographed the images and Photoshopped the colour in. I want to make more images like this, maybe I’ll link my next illustration in with this one. I really hope you enjoy this illustration as much as I did making it!

Little Adventure
Blog, Ink Work

Week 4: Ode to Favourite Children’s Book

This week I am to make an Ode to my favourite childrens book. I have no idea how to do an Ode with illustration, but I have made a sickeningly sweet coloured treat!

Hansel and Gretel

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Blog, Doodles, Portfolio

Otherland Part 1

In 2015 I decided to base my final degree project on a fantasy landscape, called ‘Otherland’, from a story I was writing. ‘Otherland’ is like a bridge between life and death. If a spirit strays onto this land, there may never be a chance of escape. The creatures on ‘Otherland’ consume any spirit that crosses its path, which isn’t a true death, they become one with the creature, share its thoughts, experiences and hunger. This could be a¬†good or bad thing depending on the creature and spirits compatibility. The bad combinations become distorted beings, only longing for the hunt. In the story line, a woman combines with a white fox, which becomes the part of her she was missing her entire life. Their compatibility is so high that they do not become one twisted being, but can shape shift from human to fox, inspired by Kitsunes in Japanese mythology. (And foxes are my favourite animal)

Below are doodles I did while trying to plan out the landscape, but I ended up liking these images so much I included them in my degree show.

Night Castle, Indian ink on Watercolour paper, made in 2015.
Night Castle, Indian ink on Watercolour paper, made in 2015.

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