Work Experience: Interning

I hope my fellow classmates remember this time as fondly as I do. We had just finished our first year at university. Hand ins were complete, exams were non existent due to our heavy coursework load and the weather was finally heating up from the cold winters of Edinburgh. But, we had one last obstacle….

Drawing at the Botanics

I can tell you, drawing flowers at the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens is a very nice way to spend a lonely Valentines Day. We were at the gardens for a floral inspired drawing project to get us to learn how to be more creative with our drawing techniques. Before we entered the garden, we had to…

Introduction to Disperse Dying

Disperse dying is one of my favourite techniques. The endless layering leads to so many creative possibilities as well as very interesting samples. The best thing about disperse dying is that you can paint your inks on paper. You can play with them exactly the same way you can do with watercolours and really experiment…

On The Page

This project was one of the weirder ones at university. I think it wasn’t helped by the week six chest infection and the very bad cough that came along with it. But anyway, the aim for the project was about making and being creative with the odd bits and pieces you had and making them…

Enhancing Scarfs

How can a scarf enhance us? How can they add to our beauty or do they protect our modesty? These are the questions that I have been trying to answer with my recent project on scarfs. I was able to choose from three topics: enhancing, protecting and identifying. When I think of scarves, I think…

Nature Encyclopaedia

One of my many projects from the last term consisted of making an encyclopedia based on natural images. I had to create this piece of work as part of the Natural History Illustration course. Whilst the course was very interesting, this project was running alongside our class projects which made for a very rushed final…