Sunday, 12 December 2010

I want what she's got...

Another semester finished, where does the time go?!  
My posts have been somewhat absent of any studio work for the last few months so here is a piece of actual illustration for once!  We had a quick editorial project before assessments based on sibling rivalry and this was the outcome of mine, it's suprising the difference putting your drawing into context can make.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Birds of Broughty

Church Spires

St Stephen's and West Parish Church in Broughty Ferry which was hit by lightening in May this year.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Belated Berlin

Despite it being a good couple of months since returning from a lovely week away in Berlin it's taken me until now to get any photos up!  Partly due to being at home for summer and not having anywhere handy to get 120 film developed (paired with waiting a few weeks to get them back) and partly due to sheer laziness on my part.

Alot of the photographs I took when away either came out rather on the dull side, or didn't come out at all, thanks to me being terribly sensible and forgetting to take my flash with me but here are some of the better ones.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Golden Half

I finally got some photos developed from my half frame camera, after quite a bit of bother to get them printed correctly.  I love the narratives that are going on between the photos having two printed together - some intentional, some unintentional.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Sunny Day Diana

Down by the harbour in St Andrews, sometime in April.  
I'm particularly enjoying the wee plane in the sky.

Sunday, 25 April 2010


I finally got around to converting some of my flash drawings so that I could get them printed for assessment so here are a couple of my favourites.

It's been a while...

11th of March, how neglectful of me.  Show Your Working was a great success, I even managed to sell one of my drawings!

My piece was called "Plastic Heart, Analogue Soul" and was based on the growing obsession I have with film cameras.  The piece was a collection of drawings of various film cameras along with photographs that had been taken on them. 

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Show You're Working

What is it?
A student led exhibiton of 2nd year illustration work.

When is it?
Preview on April 2nd between 4pm and 5.30pm
Exhibition will run until April 10th

Where is it?
Lower Foyer Gallery (end of illustration corridor)
Crawford Building
Duncan of Jordanstone

Come along, have a looky and drink some free wine with us on the last day before easter.


These are some of the first successful photographs of people I've taken and I'm very chuffed with how they've turned out.  Thanks to my beautiful subjects Sally Hackett and Ben Bainbridge, you wonderful things you!

I'd also like to suggest that you head over to and download the wonderful FREE album thats on offer.  It's rather good, I'm especially fond of "Go Outside".  I just can't resist a good bit of glockenspiel.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Show You're Working

We have a 2nd year illustration exhibition coming up on the 2nd of April.
I will divulge more information soon!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010


I finally had some darkroom success this morning after going through 4 rolls of film, hurrah!



Friday, 26 February 2010

Growing Obsession

I seem to have a growing obsession with vintage cameras and my Diana.  We have a personal project just now so I've spent the last couple of weeks drawings cameras then taking photos of them.  I've been using black and white film then processing it myself but sadly it's been going a bit wonky.  My negatives have been coming out foggy and generally a bit dodgy but I might pop in on Monday and print some anyway and see what I can do with them.

Here are some scanned drawings from my sketchbook.  Wonky lines ahoy.




Tuesday, 16 February 2010


I finally got my last batch of Diana photos back from Jessops on Sunday after 4 weeks of waiting!  I took them over the christmas break when it was snowing and I'm rather happy with the way they turned out.  Unfortunately a few of them havent scanned properly but here are some of the ones that did.










We got given an introduction on how to use the dark room today at uni which was very, very exciting.  I've ordered some black and white film so hopefully the next lot of photos I upload will be ones I've processed and printed myself!

Monday, 15 February 2010

Drawing Project

So this was the outcome of my drawing project.  Although not technically a drawing I'm still quite happy with it.  The flower at the bottom is a hellebore, which is a symbol of new beginings as it flowers through ice and snow.  I wanted it to be a bit subversive so I used embroidery as it's seen as being "nice" yet the message is less than nice.  Thankfully I do feel a bit better now that I've done it, and much better than I felt whilst doing the project.