Thanks to a lovely young man named Duncan Wright I have finally acheived the status of PUBLISHED! Yay! First of all a big thank you to Duncan for asking me to illustrate his journal article in the first place :)
Here below is a sample picture of my illustrations which have also selected by the journal as the front cover for the next issue! Below is a selection of slightly better quality images of the illustrations I produced. The journal Epigenetics next issue is not due for release until October; Volume 6 Issue 10, when I will also revceive a hard copy to treasure. I can also scan in a higher resolution copy of the cover. It may seem like a drop in the ocean to some people, but for me this is a pretty big event so excuse me while I squeeeee!! :P
You can view the Epigentics website here: http://www.landesbioscience.com/journals/epigenetics/toc/volume/6/issue/10/. And the name of the article my illustrations are featured in is "Flickin' the ubiquitin switch: The role of H2B ubiquitylation in development. Wright et al. 2011. Epigenetics 6, 10".
Here we have a poster and ticket design I produced for a chairty fashion show that we're having at the shop I work in. I'm very proud of how these turned out and I'm hopeful that they will do a good job of promoting the show, and perhaps impress the right people to get my career moving!
This is a piece I did for the shop that I work at currently. My manager was off to a regional meeting with all the other managers and needed to put together a presentation for her business plan for our store. She asked me very politely to draw an example of the type of customers we recieve in the store, which affects what kind of stock we'd be given for the next year. I'm happy to say that my manager was pleased with the piece, and apparently so was everyone else at the meeting! Hand drawn orginally, scanned into photoshop and completed with a mix of 'paint brush' colouring and collaging textures.
This is another piece I've prepped in hope for selling over the summer season. Pretty happy with the way it turned out, I have to admit I much prefer drawing action shots than static poses. And I'm trying to train myself to draw backgrounds... I normally try to avoid them because I find them as borning as watching paint dry, but if I want to have a shot in the business I'm gunna have to suck it up and face it lol!
D'awwwww!! Look at the mushy and the cute! After the slightly sugar plumb fairy and candy floss fiasco with the colouring on the last piece I did I decided to stick to pencils for this one. Pretty happy with the way it turned out... but I think it shows that I don't have much time for drawing these days, a little out of practice. But seems as my hours have been cut down at work I'm hoping to be able to spend a bit more time drawing again, hopefully get some stuff ready to sell for the summer tourists lol.