Thursday, 1 December 2011

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Forest Natives



For the Cave Painting article for Amelia's Magazine which you can read in full here:.
.http://www.ameliasmagazine.com/music/an-interview-with-cave-painting-and-review-of-debut-ep-youll-be-running-soon/2011/11/08/

The image was inspired by the music, which has an earthy, native sound  and when I  listened to it, conjured up images of the forest and wild animals. The colour palette also reflects this. The music really grew on me over the days and I really love it!

You can listen to Cave Painting here: http://soundcloud.com/cavepaintingmusic

Monday, 24 October 2011

The Moth and the Mirror




Some  illustrations I did for Amelia's Magazine to accompany an interview with the band. You can read it along with lots of other really cool articles here:
http://www.ameliasmagazine.com/music/an-interview-with-the-moth-and-the-mirror-with-review-of-new-album-honestly-this-world/2011/10/24/

You can also listen to them here: http://www.ameliasmagazine.com/music/an-interview-with-the-moth-and-the-mirror-with-review-of-new-album-honestly-this-world/2011/10/24/

The music is beautiful and I began to like it more and more as I worked on the image.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Famous Faves #1..





..Joey Richter!

The first in a series of celebrity portraits.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Brief catch up..

So what's happened since last time? well...



I graduated and am now a university of Lincoln Alumi




I joined  Pottermore


 And I am finally able to show you the picture I did as part of Heidi's birthday present, which she loved! I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out too.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Monday, 16 May 2011

Degree Show site is up!

The website for University of Lincoln BA hons Illustration is in progress and is now up and running and my work has now been added! Feel free to have a browse.. http://web.me.com/paperclip/illustration_courses/sarahAustin.html

Saturday, 14 May 2011

"How Bazaar"

Went to the "How Bazaar " charity craft and vintage fair today with Jade where there was alot of great stuff by some very talented creative people. One of my faves was this Jafar Jaffa cake piece by Kraggy :http://kraggy.co.uk/ . There were also some prints by Jon Burgerman, Abby Wright (http://abbywrightillustration.blogspot.com/ ) .




 I ended up spending  a fair but but got some lovely things!
Earrings by www.facebook.com/razorblademermaid
handmade ring by www.Dottypig.com
pattern badges by  www.thiscoldpillow.co.uk

Just a little update

So I'm two weeks away from my university end of year Degree Show and it's been busy ,busy ,busy and a tad stressful but exciting. Aside from making sure everything needed is finished, printed out and organised, I am currently designing some business cards, which  people can pick up at the show and I have also purchased a proper domain name for this blog.
The tutors are also currently setting  up a website for the show on which everyone participating is uploading their work, so I will post the link for that for you all when it is finished. It will surely be worth a look, there's some serious talent in my class.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

a hint of Sour Grapes

So I've decided that I'm not going to post any full,  images until the degree show is over as I want the images to be a surprise!  Sorry guys, you will have to be patient for a bit, but I am going to continue to post works in progress and teasers so keep your eyes peeled!

Heres a section from "Sour Grapes":



Saturday, 30 April 2011

Fiiiiight!

Part of the image I am currently working on.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Thats a big peach!


My entry for the Puffin Children's Prize. The brief invited students to re design a fresh new cover for the Roald Dahl classic, "James and the Giant Peach." The design had to appeal to both children and adults.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

fox and grapes development



decided to experiment with narrative. Bottom one is the first image.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

a boy with his bugs


Sneaky peak of work in progress for the Puffin Books James and the Giant Peach competition.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

YCN Competition Entries!






My entries for the YCN Student Awards for the Marks and Spencer Plan A campaign brief.
It asks students to design a logo or series of identity elements in which customers will identify with the "Plan A" campaign. I decided to chose two of these channels:
  • Advertising
  • Packaging and Carrier Bags

Both designs are based around a single logo that links the two communication methods to the campaign . I have kept the poster design simple and direct and engaging to the public by giving it a memorable slogan. The handmade aesthetic limited colour scheme help to enforce the campaigns environmental benefits. I used the same logo for the bag design and kept it simple and decorative. I also made it brighter by using a variety of seasonal colours. The design itself would be printed onto a re-usable canvas bag in order to enforce the environmentally friendly aims of the campaign.

YCN Student Awards entries!






My entries for the YCN Student Awards for the Marks and Spencer Plan A campaign brief.
It asks students to design a logo or series of identity elements in which customers will identify with the "Plan A" campaign. I decided to chose two of these channels:
  • Advertising
  • Packaging and Carrier Bags

Both designs are based around a single logo that links the two communication methods to the campaign . I have kept the poster design simple and direct and engaging to the public by giving it a memorable slogan. The handmade aesthetic limited colour scheme help to enforce the campaigns environmental benefits. I used the same logo for the bag design and kept it simple and decorative. I also made it brighter by using a variety of seasonal colours. The design itself would be printed onto a re-usable canvas bag in order to enforce the environmentally friendly aims of the campaign.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Ratty and Froggy


For the fable "MAKING THE PUNISHMENT FIT THE CRIME" .

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

foxes and grapes






"SOUR GRAPES" (aka,The Fox and the Grapes)

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

experimentation







For my final year project i want to create some designs based on various Aesops fables tales. I have been looking at and experimenting with surface pattern.
Here are a few images that I have created thus far.First up, "A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY" (aka, wolf in sheep's clothing)

Saturday, 15 January 2011

finished!







I have finally finished all my work for assesment! That means my Cowboys Heinz advertisment poster, My book cover and Pears soap projects are done and I can now show them to you in all their full glory!

top to bottom:
-PEARS soap packaging finished design net. The idea is that it would be given out at the Glastonbury music festival (be awesome if it actually was).
-Heinz advertisement
-Book cover based on the poem "Dolor" by Thodore Roesthke. I decided to make up my own title and author.
-PEARS soap packaging all put together

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Finished Crocky!

So now is the time of the big rush to get everything finished, edited and sorted before my first assessment. Tis pretty stressful,especially since this is my final year of uni! I can't believe it, the first term has gone so fast!

Anyhow, my Crocky Wock project,both pages are now complete!
The image its self has changed a fair bit and I now think it works much better.








This page has to be black and white as it was part of the brief.