Sarah Kirk Illustration


Bloody Chamber Illustrations – #1

First drawings and paint sketches for ‘The Bloody Chamber’ illustration competition. Tricky combining the scene, mood and character designs together into one image for each story but so far we have…

The Bloody Chamber (Bluebeard):

Puss-In-Boots:

The Company of Wolves (Little Red Riding Hood):

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Jingle Bell Rocks Poster Comp

Aaaand another project completed recently, just a little poster design for Uni Xmas Party. Never made something into so many different formats as I had to make a double sided flyer, TV ad and a web ad from this poster so I’m sure it was all a useful learning curve! I always find it a little bit of a struggle making posters when there are so many design specifications with all the fiddly little logos interrupting everything…



Ally Capellino Bag Design Competition

This was a couple of months back, but these are my finished entries for the Ally Capellino bag competition – brief was to create a simple graphic design based on London 2012. These got onto the website but didn’t make the final cut; think on reflection looking at the winning entries that these are a bit too complex. Have to bear in mind for future not to get too carried away when there’s a brief to follow…

Here are 2 versions of the ‘London Scape 2012’ design:

And this is the ‘Olympics Kit’ bag design:



Current Projects – Peacock Painting and Folio Society Competition 2012

So am fully back home now all ready to crack on with some brand new projects!

Started this peacock painting project about a year ago and got shamefully behind on it during my 3rd uni year so I think now is the time to take it up again: https://sarahkirk.wordpress.com/2010/07/25/peacock/

Am also very excited about the new House of Illustration/Folio Society book competition, last year’s was ‘The Outsider’ by Albert Camus and I never managed to finish it completely. This year we have Angela Carter’s ‘The Bloody Chamber’ which luckily I not only own but also have already done a project on it! How useful!

My battered old copy:




The Return of the Dragon Tat Designs
July 4, 2011, 9:55 pm
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This is a project doing a tattoo design for a friend which I shamefully have been doing on and (very) off for several months, however finding myself with no more uni work distractions, I can finally get round to doing these little things that have been in the pipeline for a while. Anyway the plan was to develop the last design of these which you can see in October’s post:¬†https://sarahkirk.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/a-little-dragon-distraction/¬†into a few more variations:



A Thousand Splendid Suns #2

Just been tweaking the main design around a bit, I think that this is a softer and more fitting type and I think that the brown textured paper in the background brings the image together and hopefully gives a feeling of domesticity as well as something which is worn and slightly distressed. It’s been tricky sorting out the back and the spine (how do you design these?! I always find them so awkward to get right) but this is a little better for now, when I’m back at uni I’ll have to fine tune all my 3 covers so they are super polished (I wish!)