Friday, 26 August 2011

Bright Young Things.

I am currently feeding my fascination with the fabulous 1920s - I've just finished reading "Brideshead Revisited" by Evenlyn Waugh, and have been listening to an audiobook of P.G.Wodehouse's "Three men in a Boat", and feeling inspired. I've always adored the images of 1920s actresses, models and film stars; they look so sensual, yet haunted... both borderline dead and vigorously alive. I'm aware that I am now speaking nonsense, but you know what I mean. Anyway, here's the first installment of drawings.

Much love.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Pub Drawings.

Did these when I went to the pub with my brother to watch the football. I affronted the men within the pub by drawing and reading 'Brideshead Revisited' - I am clearly an unnatural creature. Anyway, these are the resultant scribbles.

Much love.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Houses, houses everywhere...

Here are a few pen and ink/graphite/mechanical pencil drawings I've done of various bits of architecture from around Plymouth (although the first one is technically a building in Paignton).
I did these for little reason other than my own satisfaction - I do so love old buildings. Please excuse the shoddy quality of the photos - away from my scanner, I have only my phone to take pictures with, so you will have to deal with the 5mp glory of it!

So here you go.

Much love.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Linked In

I've joined Linked In!
Finally after a lot of bullying from mum...!*1_Rachel_Rawlings_*1_*1_*1_*1_*2_*1_Y_*1_*1_*1_false_1_R_true_*1_gb%3A0_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2&pvs=ps&trk=pp_profile_name_link

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The lovely Natasha!

My first illustration on request! Rather quickly done, but a little drawing of the lovely Miss Kahn :)

Graphite, pen and ink, collage and poster paint.

Much love.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Annabel Lee (Part Two)

The media used are watercolour, graphite and mechanical pencil. It was a pleasure to spend so much time ruminating over this poem, one of the greats in my opinion, and in using materials which I am not all too accustomed to. The poem to me has a deep feeling of melacholy and repetition, which I have tried to reflect in the images; the greys and blues create the sad and sombre atmosphere, and the repeated use of the sea in the images echoes the relentless timbre of the poem and of the narrator's despair. They are of course far from perfect, but it was terribly cathartic doing them; I do love the sea ever so .

Annabel Lee (Part One)

To keep myself entertained this summer, I've been doing carious little projects. One of the larger of these has been illustrating the timeless Poe poem "Annabel Lee". Should you wish to aquaint yourself with the poem, it is here -

The first lot of images....

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I'm a 3rd year Illustration student at the University of Plymouth. I'm from London and Southampton, and I now live in Plymouth. Please feel free to contact me at - Please don't take anything off this site without asking permission! Much thanks. :)