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The Messy Princess

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I will be done with education in under three weeks and I'm not sure how I feel about it. The search for a full-time job begins... Not to fear though, I shall be keeping up this blog with my illustration work among other exciting things I get up to.
I've been busy right now with a project for a client that I was sent on by the college, plus working on getting all my work sorted and presented for the end of the year show, which is on the 10th to the 13th of June.
I did this sketch a while ago and only recently coloured it on Photoshop. I like the way it has turned out and I feel like doing something childrens book related again.
I call it -  The Messy Princess

Everyone likes owls.

Nicola

End of Year Show

A Walk in the Park

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Sometimes there is nothing better than going for a nice stroll through a park or countryside to clear your mind or get a bit of peace and quiet with a friend or alone. Lately my mind has been buzzing with the end of my course and end of the year show coming up, it's all getting pretty stressful.






A sketch I started the other day, inspired by Brian Froud's trolls and fairy tales in general.

Scuse my jammies. Nicola

Bear Hug

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I love simple illustrations that are childlike. I took a quick pencil sketch I did and coloured it on Photoshop.


 Sketch

Recent Work

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I think it's about time I updated this blog. I recently finished my Graded unit (thank god). I did Dracula by Bram Stoker. I did enjoy it at first, the book was good to start but got quite boring. I had to design a book cover and graphic novel spread, plus a small editorial illustration. Here are my finals.

Fineliner pens, Ink, pencils, watercolours and Photoshop.






I'm relieved the Graded Unit is over but sad that I only have a month left of being an illustration student. So the next month will be spent researching and learning how to become a freelance illustrator.
Bye for now Nicola x