Friday, 29 March 2013

John Hegley DPS

Another DPS, for a tiny poem by John Hegley. Just got to add the poem to the page and decide whether I like this background or a darker colour...

Only 2 more DPS's to do, another mini item and then all the endpapers, covers etc to do. That and the two remaining book cover competitions...

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Cat Poster

This is a fold out poster to go with the imaginary book I'm imagining for my FMP. Loosely based on the poem My Cat Plumduff by Charles Causley. 

Friday, 22 March 2013

Work in Progress - Fold out poster

FMP continued

This is an idea for another DPS for a very short poem by John Hegley. 

More on this when I start working on it...

Below is what I'm working on this week. For each poet I've picked  I am making a couple of DPS's and then an extra bit (like the fold out monkey book). I was going to do another pull out book but then thought back to the first year when we made fold out posters and thought this format would fit what I want to do. SO this is sketchbook work for a fold out A3 poster based on the poem My Cat Plumduff by Charles Causley about a cat that prefers to sit up a tree. I have turned it into an excuse to draw lots of making it into a poster showing where Plumduff attemps to sleep before finding his perfect spot. 

Also, my original plan was to actually make the book of poems but as time has gone on I have realised I may have to cut down on the number of pages/poems I wanted to illustrate because I think I've set myself far too much work for the time scale. So there are three poem/illustrations for Spike Milligan, but I've had to cut down to two each for the other two poets I picked. Along with 3 mini items to go with each poet. Instead of making a proper book (which was a bit ambitious) it might be close to a little booklet... Either way I can't put a booklet or book on an exhibition wall, just the double page spreads so I suppose it doesn't matter too much... (I'm waffling on trying to work this out now)

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Hallmark Competition

I made it into the shortlist! Winner announced this afternoon!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Mrs McPhee

Final idea for page to accompany a Charles Causley poem about a woman that eats so much duck she turns into one.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

June Final Piece

Here is the June story, that I have made this piece for.

I am going to submit this in a couple of days after some more staring at it.