Sarah Kirk Illustration

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…


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… ) :



Soooo still with the kid’s book project. I have been trying to work out how to do all the pages in a messy, experimental style, ala Dave McKean and have decided to go for a layering-on-Photoshop technique. This is my first very basic attempt at adding people into a landscape, in this case, children into a library.. I still have A LOT of work to do though, mainly on the characters as my people drawing skills are awful, so excuse them in this image, is just an example! They should be more expressive as well…..

Reckon I’m going to put all the experimenting on the backburner for now and concentrate on planning the actual look of the pages…. eek! but I think this will give me more of a foundation to play around with. Anyways here is my beautiful library and my not-so-beautiful layered image complete with schoolkids: