Sunday, 29 August 2010

Interesting find

Found some really old records in the attic from the previous couple that lived here. The covers are graphically kinda interesting. A random unique reference for some interesting layout ideas. (hopefully)

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Update on tessellation

Update on the way the tessellated snakes are going. Kinda getting a blurred/3d effect when multiplying them. Getting there.....

Pelicans on the Gulf

Working on an article about how the pelicans in the Gulf of Mexico are close to becoming endangered. Tried to draw one in oil, but (again) something more is needed. Gotta think on this one for a while.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Electrodes in your skull can improve your memory

Sounds like a scary idea, the illustration I came up with is a bit literal but it's (again) a work in progress. I really need to experiment with the colours for a while and maybe add some textures. So far though I am kinda happy with how it's turning out.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

First replicating organism created in simulation

Summer Project: To illustrate the most popular stories in the NewScientist. The first one up is a story on how a computer simulation has produced the first self-replicating organism. I tried to find an animal shaped as something that can tessellate, but all I could really come up with (without knocking off Escher's fish illusions) was some snakes. Still a work in progress.... haven't got them all fitting together just yet. Also thinking they need something to make them more interesting......

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Trip to America

Originally uploaded by ailishsul
Took a great trip to the US as a great 21st celebration with my little sister. Was an amazing trip and photos are on flickr but drawings to come soon too.

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Macmillan Nurse commission

Macmillan Cancer information center needed an illustration for their new leaflet. These two are some of the first drafts - second and final drafts soon to come! They are watercolour and pen drawings which show the main building at Mount Vernon Hospital.