Wednesday, 30 March 2011

NUCA Illustration Auction Fundraiser.

Last night the NUCA illustration course held an auction to raise money for our end of year degree show.  The aim was to make £500 and hopefully we achieved our target.  It was a fun night with a great turn out and we even had a professional auctioneer from Keys to guide us through the bidding wars.  The auctioneer was great and kept a good pace for the evening, it felt like we were on cash in the attic!  There was a good selection of work donated by students, ex students and professional illustrators from the likes of Rob Ryan and Eric Carle (the creator of the hungry caterpillar.  Here are a few photos from the evening and I'll keep you posted on the final sales figure.

The NUCA Gallery.

The piece I submitted.

A good turn out.

The Bar - we ran out of wine in around 10 minutes!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Observation Sketches & Photos.

It's been a while since I've posted anything but I've just begun work on my cookbook.  This might sound a little odd but for the illustrations (because my mum loved flowers) I want to turn the recipes into flowers.  For example, what would a Mexican meatball flower look like or a marble cake flower?  I think this could be a fun idea to play with and I'm excited about getting stuck in.  This week I've been looking at different flowers and making quick sketches to build up an idea of their structure.  Here are a few photos and a few sketches for you all.  More to come soon!