Thursday, 24 June 2010


I've spent the last couple of weeks working in my sketchbook and vaguely trying to establish some sort of semi-coherent theme for my fourth year illustration degree show. I've always been pretty keen on trying to bring some elements of science and physics into my work so now its just a case of figuring out how to actually go about doing that. I've been reading a few books and articles on the subject over the last month or so and hopefully by the end I'll actually manage to salvage some kind of interesting topic from the very few paragraphs that make sense to me. Unfortunately understanding modern physics and astronomy Isn't quite as easy as episodes of Doctor Who would suggest so I tend to read articles about seven times before the words start to actually mean something, and even then, what they do mean usually gives me a headache for the next few days. When a books first chapter is called 'Nothing is real', you probably shouldn't read it unless you like the feeling of your brain silently crying.
So these images are really just a quick wee trial to see what direction Im going to start working in. They're all pretty straight forward and there's not much of a meaning to them other than experimenting with lines, shapes and composition. The intention is to eventually find a way of creating an image or series of images that actually says something interesting about a particular area of space, physics and exploration, Im just not entirely sure what that message might be right now.


  1. Brilliant series of illustrations Gavin if it's OK I'm going to feature some on my WB+R site - it's great seeing you do so well....

  2. Thanks Jay, I've really enjoyed working on these and hopefully I can develop some of them a bit further over the coming weeks. If your wanting to feature them on your site your more than welcome! Thanks! hope your well!

  3. Great! I've posted some examples here - so good luck with the development of them!