Sarah Kirk Illustration


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:



Withnail and I

This is a piece for a very quick project that will hopefully be featured in an 80s cult movies zine! Seemed like a classic one to go for would be a Withnail and I montage style scene.. Tried to make the piece seem a bit grubby and scruffy with grey scuffed pencil and yellow paint highlights but wish I had more time to make more of the comedy and expressive aspects.. Still here it is:



Prints Sale!!

I am having my first ever sale! To celebrate beginning a new shop on Etsy (though I haven’t forgotten about my Folksy one, I shall be using both 🙂 ) Print are for 2 weeks only, buy 2 and get the 3rd free! Saving you a whole £10 / $16 ! Check it out: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sarahemilykirk

And some brand new work will be on it’s way to this blog soon!



Isolated City Paintings

So pretty much finished my paintings for my landscape mini project… Unfortunately I didn’t really have to time to take progress pictures so these are the final things I’ve handed in for assessment. I’m really happy with the first and last paintings, I think the other two still need some work, but I will play around with them for the degree show I think:



Start of final (maybe!) work in progress

So I needed to give some of the final kid’s book artwork a go, and I have been working on pages 6-7 literally all weekend. I had to put something up here to show my hard work but bear in mind these things:

a. I failed on the ‘bleed’ (ie leave 5mm around the edge because it might get cut off) front. oops!

b. I still need to put more images on so it doesn’t make complete sense yet

c. Train isn’t quite finished yet

d. The writing needs redoing because it is hard to read

e. I was lazy and repeated images I probably should have completely re-drawn…

f. It is possibly a bit too chaotic, might need to take some elements out if people think it’s a bit unclear to understand

Apart from this little(!) to-do list, I’m fairly happy with this start. I think it shows fairly well how I generally want the book to look and I think I’ve worked out some problems for future pages (you’ll probably have to click on the double page image to see it because I don’t think WordPress really likes its width… ) :

 



Observational Drawings and Landscaping

Oky doky so I’ve finished my storyboard finally! (I might put a bit of it up here but it is pretty sketchy and illegible…) So I’m back playing around with sketches, experimenting and layering up landscapes on Photoshop, which I find the most fun things to do. Plan for the moment is to do this for a few more days I think, try and figure out the look I want my book to have. (Also MUST remember characters are very important!)



Red Cardinal of Communism

It isn’t, but it would have been cool if I had thought of that originally, to make myself a bit more fine arty and political. Anyway sneaky preview of work-in-progress which I’m doing for the Summer Exhibition you’re all coming to, the invite of which is below this post. Just hope I can get it all done in time… I shall put the finished works up after the exhibition has finished