Foundation Degree Illustration Year One

Angharad Harding  

These final art pieces are from the ‘Colour and communication in illustration’ in this module I was asked to create a colour selfie and portrait of person you admire/celebrity, also two illustrations of a journey and an idiom and I created a colour swap colour palette piece. I will be carrying on with the course for the following year with Crosskeys College and USW. 

Seren Morris

For our living levels project I have created 12 illustrations in the form of a tarrot deck. These are; an otter, mother shipton moth, mink, female kestrel, great diving beetle, common lizard, brown hare, bee-orchid, bee-fly, bearded tit, arrowhead flower/plant and a red-eyed damesfly. 

Kara Smith  
The artworks shown are from my first year on the FD illustration course. This is from our creative industries project with the RSFB living levels project. For this project, I stuck with a colour palette consisting of black, grey and gold. This colour palette worked well together and helped me achieve the look I was going for. I wanted each piece to have a pencil sketch vibe. I am very happy with how these pieces turned out. I will be continuing onto the second year of the FD illustration course.  

Jacqueline Edwards

Creative Industries Final Illustrations. 

I participated in a live project for the RSPB organisation Wild Watch Living Levels. I was tasked to illustrate12 key species, here are 9 of my favourites. Throughout this project I was able to improve on my traditional skills in animal and plant species illustration and I learnt how to communicate effectively with a client and to follow instructions on how to improve my final illustrations. In September I will be completing a previously started course UAL Level 3 Art & Design year 2. 

Jordan Thomas 

These artworks are from our creative industries project with the RSPB Living Levels. We were tasked to make 12 illustrations that capture a selection of chosen species from the Gwent Levels. These images were created with a multimedia approach using traditional and digital skills. The species were painted with acrylic and then taken into procreate where they were turned into the final pieces. In September, I am continuing onto the second year of the FD illustration courses with Crosskeys college.  

Courtney Chick 

The artwork I have submitted is from my last project in Year 1 of Illustration. It is a collection of wildlife that I was tasked to illustrate for the lovely Gwent Living Levels. Each piece was digitally created in Paint Tool Sai. I enjoyed this project as it allowed me to get some valuable practice drawing plants and animals which are not my usual subject matters. Next, I hope to improve my skills more over the summer break and return for my second year of Illustration at Crosskeys. 

Megan Thomas Stone 

For this project I was tasked with creating a series of images for Living Levels. These illustrations were to feature a series of species that can be found in the Gwent Levels. Here you can see ten of the illustrations that I made for this project. Through this project I was enabled to improve my animal illustration skills and learnt how to communicate efficiently with a client. In the coming academic year I will be continuing my studies at Crosskeys College and USW, where I will complete my second year of the Foundation Illustration degree. 

Lewis Watkins  

These 10 illustrations are from my last project, where we worked with the RSPB Living Levels. I was tasked with creating 12 illustrations on 12 different species of plant and wildlife the organisation had chosen. The illustrations were created with watercolour and pen, they were then scanned so I could digitally work on any mistakes or area that I wanted to bring out for the species using the Huion sketch app on my tablet. In September, I will be going onto the second year of the Foundation Degree Illustration course and continuing my education in Crosskeys college. 

Seren Lewis

This body of work is my response to the Living Levels illustration assignment. The brief required us to depict 12 key species that live in the wetlands area. Each animal corresponded with a particular month of the year; however, it was not a requirement of the brief to reflect this in our designs. I, therefore, decided to take a different approach to how I would normally create an illustration. I firstly chose to work in a traditional style instead of digitally. I had taken inspiration from vintage illustrations of animals and plants and set out to emulate this style in my own work by drawing using only black ink and a small amount of white for highlights. To enhance the vintage aesthetic, I chose to take pages from an old book and use them as a background for my illustrations, this added and extra sense of depth and texture to the overall design.