Tuesday, 30 April 2013

A Midsummer Nights Dream Illustrations

As I said in my previous post, I was illustrating magazine spreads based on the play 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' for my graded unit at college. These are a few more pictures of some of my finished illustrations. These are three different illustrations featuring Titania, the queen fairy. I'm so glad this unit is over it was so stressful trying to get it finished on time! I will find out if I've passed by next week hopefully! 

I scanned them in and altered the colour on Photoshop slightly.

I mainly used inks, pen and graphite. 

Thanks for stopping by
Nicola x

Thursday, 18 April 2013

An Illustration Project

An Illustration Project - Design a single page and double page spread for a magazine based on a play.

I chose A Mid-Summer Night's Dream by Shakespeare. I'm not keen on Shakespeare, but we had to chose from the suggestions given. This play was not on the list but since we could do any Shakespeare play I chose this one. I had never read it before. It is a comedy about a mischievous fairy, an angry king, a beautiful fairy queen and some other youngsters that get caught up in a love triangle. The play is a comedy and has magic and fairies in it. The themes are magic, love and dreams. I decided to give it a modern take and illustrate it in a fashion magazine style. I used inks, water-colour, pen and graphite. 

 This is my single page spread finished artwork. I decided to have Puck - the mischievous fairy in the silhouette of a moon because the moon is mentioned a lot in the play, which highlights the theme of dreams. I gave him tattoos which relate to the story, to make it look more modern.

 This is the scanned artwork which I altered slightly on Adobe Illustrator.

 In my sketchbook - the development.

 Some sketches for Titania the fairy queen who gets tricked into falling in love with a man with a donkeys head.

Hope you enjoyed looking at my blog. The work featured here is for my graded unit at college.

Nicola x

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Fun Times

Hello! I thought I would do another wee blog update for the people that do read my blog! I'm off college now for the Easter holidays. I had a fun easter weekend, I went to Cocktail and burger on Saturday, went to Forever 21, which is amazing! I did a wee bit of shopping and played mini golf. It was fun!

The Easter holidays doesn't mean it's all fun and games though, I currently have my graded unit at college to do. I chose to design a magazine spread for 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by Shakespeare. I am working on making it look more modern and I've been looking at fashion illustration in magazines and online. Here's some snaps of my life recently.

 gotta have the generic starbucks pic!
 my cat watching tv with me
 my outfit for the engagement party - Skirt  - Forever 21 top - New Look
 me n my pal
 generic mirror pic with messy room. Top - New Look Skirt - Topshop
 Fun playing mini golf

I drew an owl and made it look extra raging, owls look mad all the time.

Thanks for reading, if you have a blog leave a comment with a link, I'm looking for some new blogs to follow :)