Hooray! It’s almost THAT time of year again. You can now buy all of the Christmas products I’ve illustrated for Lapin & Me here. The Christmas illustration above is this years advent calendar design and below are this years gift tags. I think they’ve turned out super pretty! Lapin & Me also is worth a browse as they sell really nice items – perfect for Christmas gifts and stocking fillers!
As it’s that time of year, I thought it might be quite useful for some of you if I wrote about my experiences of arts education. As the fees are now averaging £9000 a year, going to do an art degree might seem like a huge risk financially and something that you might want to consider very carefully. Questions you might be asking yourself: will I get a well paid job at the end of it? Will I even get a job at all!? Is it worth it? What will I learn – if anything?!
When I went to university the fees were still around £3000 a year, so the loan didn’t seem as big as £9000 a year. I imagine with any degree now at such high costs, a lot of people will be contemplating even going ahead with a degree at all, especially an art degree.
There is SO much to cover, so I’ll try to write a couple of posts over the next few weeks. In this first post, I’ll highlight a couple of things you may want to initially think about before starting your course. I hope this will be of help to someone! I’ve also fished out lots of my old illustration work that I made on my degree (the fun – omg so much bad photoshopping!) so all photos/drawings on these posts are from my time studying.
Grab a cup of tea… this isn’t short!
In case you haven’t spotted already, I gave my blog a makeover! Woohoo! I’d wanted to do it for a while as I had the previous one for almost 2 years and was so bored of it/it felt quite template-y as there was not much customization really.
Design wise I have been making various mock ups for a couple of weeks of what I wanted it to look like, but could not get it quite right. I find design for web quite hard – it needs a lot of practice to be good at it!Anyway, I spent a lot of time this week on the design and it all started coming together. YAY! Then it was on to actually building it…
I am so excited! This week two of the t-shirts I designed for Boden were released in their Johnnie B AW14′ range! You can buy them HERE. (Age 16 is about an adult size 10/12!). The dog and the unicorn were illustrated by me. I am so happy they released the unicorn design as that was my favourite that I did for them. I did 4 other designs too, so perhaps they will be released at some point in the future. Above are some of the original drawings, hope you like them!