Monday, June 17, 2013
I was so excited a couple of months ago when Primrose Mag, based in the US, contacted me via Instagram about a post they had done about my elephant pillow, which they had discovered on The Rise & Fall website. How flattering to be featured! Their website is really beautiful and great for creative inspiration. You can see the post here - http://primrosemag.com/blog/draft/2013/4/2
Another commission for Tracc Films, this time a storyboard for a pitch to luxury escorted tour company, Insight Vacations. This was my first time ever using a Wacom tablet to illustrate. With only 3 evenings to master the technique, I found it extremely challenging as it really tested my hand to eye co-ordination, having to draw on the tablet surface whilst looking at the computer screen. It was hard to translate my natural illustration style into this digital format, but the outcome was successful and fulfilled the brief. Tracc Films also won the pitch, so I'd like to think my storyboard helped that along in some way!
In the autumn of 2012 last year I had the pleasure of working with my friend and product designer Chloe Lee Carson on an idea for her first ever product to go to market. Based on the idea of the game 'Exquisite Corpse', I created a series of 9 different illustrations to be applied to sets of stacking cups. When twisted, the body parts of the various animals and people on each cup would join up to create a new surreal creature.
Shortly after Chloe entered the idea under the design name Shlos into a design competition/mentoring scheme with the Southbank Centre and Observer, eventually becoming one of the finalists. The cups can now been seen and bought in the Southbank shop! It's such an achievement to see my illustrations on products instore.
You see the stacking cups here on the Southbank Centre shop website - https://shop.southbankcentre.co.uk/exquisite-cups-wild-shlos
and on the Shlos website - http://www.shlos.co.uk/