Saturday, 30 April 2011

This Illustration will change your life(!)

It's the Easter holiday for us undergraduates, though I can't let that fool me into thinking I don't have any work to do. Because there is plenty of it.

In two weeks I will have handed in my work for the last time. Crikey. Anyway, this week I've been doing an editorial illustration for the Guardian's 'This column will change your life'. It's about how in order to learn a new behaviour, the desired action must be rewarded at random when it is performed. This illustration might not change your life - but it won't make it any worse!

Friday, 15 April 2011

The finished article.

The puffin competition entry gave me a few grey hairs this afternoon, when things took a Roald Dahl- esque turn.  Quite scary. 

Well, really all that happened is that the website crashed. But it's back up now and I've sent off my entry!

It being the last day of Uni, it's time to go to the pub.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

James and the.... giant Puffin competition.

If you search for the paperback cover of Roald Dahl's James and The Giant Peach in google, you'll be seeing lots of competition entries from people who can't wait to put them onto their blogs! 
I'm not one of those - mostly just because it isn't finished.

Here is a link to the less than beautiful version of the cover I have in my possession (yes, it is too ugly to put on my blog.)

Not that i'm complaining about Mr Blake, because, come on he didn't put all of those elements together on the page did he? Here's hoping mine has something of a more selective palette, shall we say?