Saturday, March 22, 2014

Boot Camp: MARCH Assignment

I really struggled with this months assignment - it went through so many different transformations. I tried REALLY hard to take on board some of the things we had learned in MATS A and I decided try to get some icons happening. I also tried to use one of the suggested colour palettes Lilla gave us. 

Here is my March Assignment submission for Boot Camp. I know I am going to have to revisit this one with my usual brighter palette, but all of my classmates in the Facebook Group really encouraged me to stick with this muted palette, so that is what I submitted. 

The skunk character was a bit of a hit too, and I would love to play around a bit more with these characters. I was thinking they would be quite cute on some cards....

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Boot Camp March Assignment: Sketching

This months topic for Boot Camp is Jelly. If I was really honest I would have to say that this one is not exciting me the way previous topics have. Our final assignment is to create something for the Bolt Fabric Market, and despite LOTS of sketching and playing, I am not really feeling it yet!

After lots of general sketching I decided to have a bit more fun with it and just forgot about the assignment and imagined I was just creating a piece for my folio (which is the whole point of me doing the course in the first place!

I am really not sure where this is all going at the moment, but I have to submit this assignment early, as we are going away next weekend - AGAIN! I think I will just have to move onto some colour ups and see where it leads me....

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Playing around with some ideas for a new header for my blog....could also be cute business cards.....

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Working on more new things

In all of the buzz and hype following the success of Lilla's first Bootcamp Assignment I am suddenly feeling the pressure to update my blog and to get my website up and running.

While I am madly getting stuck into some freelance work during this week off from Bootcamp, I am also trying to find time to work on my new header for my blog.
In the spirit of the Lilla Rogers course I am trying some new things. I have moved up from sketching on A3 sized paper to A2 and am trying to free up my ideas a bit more by just sketching away in ink instead of pencil first. 

I tend to be quite tight with my roughs, using light weight "Bank" paper and tracing them over and over each other to get the "perfect" shapes. It's quite refreshing to just sketch and the linework is already so much more expressive. 

Not sure if there's anything there that I will use yet, but just keeping up the momentum of work is a big step at the moment.


This week we have had no Bootcamp class as we gear up for our next "mini" assignment on Monday. The Cuckoo Clock assignment was a huge success and we seem to have flooded various websites and social media with this fun theme.

If you have not had a chance to check out the huge variety of work by some of the 400+ participants in this course, then head on over to Lilla Rogers Studio Gallery for a browse.

Here's a few of my favourites to tease you with: