Sunday, 4 June 2017

Degree Show

Coming to an end of my degree, Graduating with a 2:1 BA Honours in Illustration with Animation.
I will be exhibiting my work in Benzie, MMU, Manchester School of Arts on the 3rd floor from the 10th-21st June 2017

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Flat 26

Drawings based on the window views from Flat 26 in LRFS. A round corner room onlooking Piccadilly Station docuementing what the views outwards which has been restricted for over 30 years


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Unit X - London Road Firestation Brief

I have been working with Jenny walker documenting the London Road, Firestation (LRFS) for my final Unit X project. This has been a fantastic opportunity to investigate the location and discover stories from the archives at Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum in Rochdale. The building is currently in a transitional moment as it has been abandoned for over 30 years and will be undergoing a major redevelopment this summer.During this project I have used both pen and camera as a sketchbook to capture this moment.

I have created a 30 page photobook of LRFS see link below

Friday, 21 April 2017

LRFS Courtyard

View of the Courtyard as you enter london Road Firestation

Pen & Ink, Watercolours 
View of the courtyard from the 3rd floor balcony 
Fineliner drawing 

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Coroners Courtroom

An abandoned courtroom closed in the early 90's, a traditional dark furnished room with high ceilings and chandeliers.

Fineliner drawings 

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Train Journey

Drawing on the train down to London - Euston Station 

Drawings in the Train from Manchester to London Euston 12th April 2017 13:45

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Control Room

Looking through archives and coming across pictures of what the control room looked like. A dark wooden furnished room with the latest technology and beautiful intricate panelled ceilings.

My interpretation of the control room at LRFS


Now a neglected, empty room with little sign of what use to be there.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Gas Meter Station

A Gas meter station outside the workshops in the courtyard of LRFS
Observational fine liner drawing 

Panoramic Sketches LRFS

Panoramic drawings of the inside of London Road Firestation

View from the 3rd floor balcony of the courtyard

View as you enter the courtyard from the main entrance

View of the exit and the flats

Pencil Sketches 

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Fireman's Breathing Apparatus

Fineliner & digitally added colour - Photoshop
Illustration based on the first fireman's breathing equipment, which supplied fresh air inside a smoked filled building. Initially firefighters main aim was to save property not lives 'life was cheap."  

Friday, 24 February 2017

Window Views at LRFS

A series of drawings looking outside the windows from the London Road, firestation 

Window views from the gymnasium at LRFS overlooking Piccadilly station, Monroes and the NCP carpark 

Window view from flats in LRFS of the side street views from LRFS

Window views from the gymnasium at LRFS

Fineliner & digitally added colour- Photoshop
Window view from flats in LRFS overlooking Piccadilly station

These drawings have inspired me to do a panoramic drawing of the surrounding places at London Road Firestation, which I will be doing over the next few weeks.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Albert Square Manchester

A series of drawings based around Albert Square - Manchester's Town Hall
Live observational drawing on location
Digitally edited on Photoshop

Saturday, 11 February 2017

But first, let me take a photograph

Observational drawing 
Fineliner and digitally added colour on Photoshop

Why do we always opt to capture something with our smartphones / cameras?

Construction in progress

A4 drawing
digitally added colour on Photoshop

A3 drawing 
Fineliner and watercolour 

Fineliner and promarker
A representation of what Oxford Road will look like in 2 years time, high rise buildings - Circle Square, reference from artist interpretation. 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Day 2 reportage #NewGenDesign16

Embracing the cold, windy, wet weather of Manchester I decided to draw outside on location until it got difficult to add a mark to the paper.

Waiting in the reception area at the co-op building to go to Pomona Island

Workshop collaboration at Insitu Architectural Salvage with MMU students and ArtEZ

Olympic Parade #GBHEROESMCR

Manchester Olympic Parade 17/10/16

A drawing of the Manchester Olympic Parade, trying to capture the moment before it poured down with heavy rain, in true manchester spirit, celebrating the victory of the Olympians at Rio 2016. 

A4 drawing 
Fine liner drawing on location, digitally added flat colour on photoshop
Outside Exchange square

Day 1 reportage #NewGenDesign16

I spent the day at "New Generation" conference held at the Co-op building drawing and capturing moments during the symposium and workshops.

Observational drawings all drawn at the event

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Manchester United

Sketching the exterior of Manchester United's Stadium 

Fineliner, Watercolour

Tombrow marker, Watercolour 

0.1 Fineliner

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Illustrating with AJOTO

An afternoon drawing at London Road's Firestation - "We are made here" event where many artists, designers and makers showcased their work.

A fantastic opportunity to illustrate using Ajoto aluminium pen which was very smooth, free flowing and lightweight to sketch with. Alongside with promoting Ajoto Pen I got to promote my artwork and illustrating style.

Here are some quick sketches I did at the event: 

This event was a brilliant place to network, meet designers,promote artwork also buy prints and products.