Sarah Kirk Illustration


REVISITING
March 2, 2013, 9:25 pm
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So as there has been a severe lack of updates on my blog as of, oh, over a year ago, you may have realised I have been a little absent. But I have been a busy bee workwise during this time and now have a new blog over at tumblr, check it out hereĀ as I will be using it for all future updates! Otherwise have a looky at my website here for my portfolio and contact information šŸ™‚ x



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):



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:



Peacock Painting Design

Sketch for new peacock painting, it’s tricky to try and think about mood and themes for such a simple subject…

Think I’m going to try and concentrate on the patterns, textures and shapes rather than any grand concept, although I would like it to have a calm, flowing and harmonious feel to it. Not totally sure on the background and colours yet, that will be tomorrow’s experimenting job!



Cape Town Mural
September 23, 2011, 4:13 pm
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This post is a little late but better that than never..

I said I would help my fellow illustratorĀ friend out with a mural he had designed for our local (and my current place of employment). It was a lot of fun, especially getting to paint in front of people in a public place as normally illustration-ing tends to happen in dark bedrooms and studios! This isĀ it from start to finish:



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: