BEAUTY AND THE BRAID COLOURING BOOK - Final Major Project
BA Fashion Illustration LCF
Beauty and the Braid is an illustrated colouring book that empowers women of colour by celebrating different hair textures and braided hairstyles. The initial inspiration for this book was black owned business 'Keash London', a pop-up hair braiding salon in the heart of Soho.
The book also features inspirational quotes and unique mandalas made by digitally tracing over synthetic hair strands.
KEHLI - ONE LAST KISS
Debut Single Cover Art Commission
In March 2019, I was commissioned by record label 'Rough Bones' to create this artwork for up and coming pop music artist Kehli. The visual references for my illustration were; the Kehlani album artwork for 'You Should be Here' and also various anime drawings.
My illustration has been used as promotional material across all of her social media platforms including Spotify, YouTube and Instagram.
Developing a rough portrait sketch into a finished digital painting.
Reference image: @nyane via Instagram.
Creative Directions, Year 2 Fashion Illustration LCF
A project showcasing women of colour who are role models for young girls today. My own personal illustrated approach to the barbie 'Sheroes' collection of dolls inspired by female historical figures such as artist Frida Kahlo and gymnast Gabby Douglas.
See @Mixed_Messages_ on Instagram for the final outcome of the project.
CHARACTER DESIGN / FACIAL EXPRESSIONS
Testing Concepts, Year 3 BA Fashion Illustration
Drawing characters from a combination of reference images as inspiration. Experimenting with various facial expressions and colourways to bring the character to life.