Friday, 10 April 2015

A Closer look

Here's a look at what I've been tinkering away on. 
I was greatly inspired by the journey the Mars rover took, on Earth and in space, and I felt there was a great opportunity to teach younger readers about the amazing things happening in space exploration. 

The story is told by Curiosity itself, much like the rover's official Twitter page tweets in the first person. Seeing the first person narrative created on the Twitter page was one of the places I drew my inspiration from.










I was also inspired by Pixar's film Wall-E, which perhaps was itself partly inspired by previous real life rovers. 

My goal was to create great big spreads which would capture children's imaginations, whilst also teaching them about the amazing story behind Curiosity's mission.

Life is Strange

It sure is. Chloe drawing, inspired by playing Dontnod Entertainments' episodic game.


Sunday, 22 March 2015

Friday, 30 May 2014

Work in progress shot



Snapshot of a piece which is taking me a looooong time. Sketching a crowd scene, using repeating figures to build up an idea of how I want the final, all individual crowd to look like.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Here's a couple of landscapes from my ongoing project, involving rockets and buildings and such things. The plan for this story book is to have it printed as large as possible, much like my final major project book. And like that book, this story involves a long journey, and I like the idea of having a huge double page spread to read across, making the expanse of the journey seem as big as possible,



Saturday, 15 March 2014

Etsy

It's hard to get decent, natural lighting in our flat. But today we finally had some sun in Brighton, so we broke out the camera and updated our product photos for the Etsy store. I think everything is looking much improved. To see the shop, click here.





                                                                         





Friday, 7 March 2014

Planet Sketching

Various planets from the book I'm pushing forward with. 


More updates to come as I ramp up production on this lil project of mine.