Monday, 28 April 2008

Pop Ups

Recently I have been trying to teach myself some simple Pop-up techniques. As far as I can tell there are at least 2 ways to do this, you 1) hunt through charity shops for pop up books that are not too badly damaged and then pull them apart and take notes, or 2) you can trawl the internet for helpful guides such as the one below under my 'links'. I haven't tried to make a carousel pop up book yet, but it is worth a look.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Hiroshima Tree

My latest brief was to illustrate protest poems against the storage of nuclear warheads at Faslane naval base in Scotland. The brief was to create an image in black and white that would fit on an A5 page. I created this image after reading a poetry book called 'Red, Cherry Red' by Jackie Kay. The illustrations in that book really appealed to me (unfortunately I have forgotten the illustrator but I'll look him up).

I originally created another image for this poem (see below) which was fun to make but didn't really fit the style of the poem.