University Portfolio


Traditional Illustrations

Here I have a collection of finished traditional illustrations that I created during 2020. The mediums I often work in include watercolour, acrylic, paint pens and fine liners.


Digital Illustrations

Using my Cintiq tablet, I work in Photoshop to create digital illustrations. I really enjoy working with aesthetically pleasing colour palettes.



Photography

My camera of choice is a Canon 7D, my subjects of choice are primarily animals, nature and inanimate objects.


Special Interest

For the image demonstrating one of my many interests, I chose neurodiversity. As an autistic individual, I have naturally always had an interest in neurodiversity. To create an image representing this, I chose to illustrate a brain in technicolour. As the rainbow is often used to represent neurodiversity (along with the infinity symbol), I felt that splashes of colour would communicate uniqueness, creativity and individuality.

Favourite Book

For the image depicting my favourite book or film, I decided to illustrate Johnathon Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. This book has held a place in my heart since I was a child. It taught me the importance of believing in yourself, following your dreams and goals and not being afraid to sway from social norms and expectations. I used seagull references to create this image; I wanted to capture them in flight, demonstrating their agility and beauty.


Sketches

Here are some examples of my sketches and practice illustrative work.

Moving Image

These are moving image pieces that I created while studying Digital Art and Creative Media at college. Although these are a few years old now, they demonstrate my ability to use creative software, my knowledge of editing and my creativity.

“All Sewed Up” – 2015

This was a movie trailer I created for a unit during my first year. I really enjoy the use of black and white as I feel this gave an eerier tone to the trailer. This was my first piece work using moving image.


“Be Together” – 2016

I worked on a music video for a pop song I really liked; I incorporated animation into the music video as I wanted to get a taste for the medium.


“Omen” – 2017

Creating another music video, I tried to use more special effects to make a grittier music video.


“Is” – 2017

I incorporated animation a little more into this music video, the music being a soundtrack from one of my favourite animes.


“The Swimming Butterfly” – 2017

This was a serious attempt at animation for my final project of the year, I was completely self-taught and created the animation in Photoshop. I also composed and played the music for the video.