Whilst busily scanning in my latest pictures of Tiger and Friends, I stumbled across an old folder with my university work in it. It was whilst studying for my final major project at university that I was able to discover and experiment with the style that I apply to all of my work today.
I thought I would take the time to share some of my old work with you, to show you where my style originated from and to show how it can be applied in other formats when needed…
My final major project focused on the word “Secret” and for me, this developed into a focus on addictions, in this case, Chocoholics and caffeine addicts. I started with basic sketches, as I always do, but time spent on experimenting allowed for the developing of my own personal style praised by my lecturers and peers alike.
Tiger wouldn’t come into my life until 2 years later and he too was discovered at the same university, but this was whilst I was working there as opposed to studying there. It is true what people say, always have a sketch pad/writing pad to hand, as you never know when an idea will spring to mind. Luckily, this didn’t happen to me in the middle of a lecture on psychology whilst I was supposed to be taking notes for a student!
My next couple of entries will focus on my craft work alongside my illustration projects and I shall also introduce you to some new stories that I have quickly got down on paper. I am yet to hear anything more on getting my work published, but I shall continue to work towards it!
Happy 2016 to you all!
Rachel, Tiger and Friends